Report sets out plan for tackling urgent and emergency care pressures

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 18 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4629
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A 10 point action plan to deal with the challenges faced by urgent and emergency care services has been laid out by the Royal College of Physicians, the NHS Confederation, the Society for Acute Medicine, and the College of Emergency Medicine.1

The plan, Urgent and emergency care: a prescription for the future, calls for greater collaboration in hospitals and for hospital services to work alongside general practice, social care, and mental health services to manage emergency patients. It says effective liaison …

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