Urgent care

Urgent or emergency care is difficult for commissioners and providers to plan for because it cannot be predicted. However, funding must be in place for unscheduled secondary care use.

Our Urgent care Blogs

Finding the right care in a crisis


Derek Tracy writes his debut Mental Elf blog on a recent study that explored the clinical factors that impacted on outcomes in crisis resolution services across two large mental health Trusts in London.

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Avoidable admissions: time to ask the patients?

older people

Alison Turner on a study that reports the views of older patients and practitioners on hospital admissions; providing insights into urgent care from an older person’s perspective.

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Annual health checks may reduce emergency hospital admissions for preventable conditions


Pauline Heslop summarises a UK primary care study that shows how emergency hospital admissions for preventable conditions can be reduced in people with learning disabilities who receive annual health checks.

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Improved co-ordination is critical to improving care for older people


Alison Turner presents a new report from the NHS Confederation called ‘Growing old together: sharing new ways to support older people’, which has been produced by the independent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People.

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