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Review of emergency care in England is launched

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 18 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f392
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A major review of urgent and emergency services in England has been announced by the NHS Commissioning Board, to ensure consistency of standards of care across the country.

The review, led by the NHS’s medical director, Bruce Keogh, is likely to result in the closure of some emergency departments in favour of regional specialist units that provide high quality care for patients with heart attack, stroke, and trauma. However, the proposals will also need to maintain local access to services for less …

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