Paediatric same day emergency care – guidance for system leaders, commissioners and providers for developing or improving paediatric same day emergency care services

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This guidance is for system leaders, commissioners and providers who are developing or improving paediatric SDEC services to reduce reliance on overnight admissions for patients who can safely be discharged home on the same day as arrival. It highlights the key principles and minimum standards for this service, including considerations for physical infrastructure, referral and access, workforce, diagnostics, discharge, counting and coding, and patient experience.