The Urgent and emergency care forum brings together all our NHS Confederation members, providers and commissioners, as well as key stakeholders, to debate, share experiences and influence the development of the urgent and emergency care system.
What we do
Whether through sharing good practice, sense-making national policy or making our members voices heard on the national stage, we aim to support our members and to influence national policy on their behalf.
Our work priorities
Our work is divided into four broad areas, as identified by members:
- New funding models
- Population and preventative health
- Service transformation
- Workforce development
Who decides what we work on?
Simply put, NHS Confederation members do. The work of the Urgent and Emergency Care Forum is overseen by a steering group, made up of NHS Confederation members and stakeholders from a range of different sectors, including ambulance services, commissioners and adult social services.
- On the 25 March the NHS Confederation launched the Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People. Visit the dedicated webpage to find out more.
- We recently published 'Rip of the Sticking Plaster Now', which aims to provide clarity about the how and when of implementing NHS England's Urgent and emergency care review and provide examples of how local NHS systems are already making changes.
- On 25 March we held an event, which explored how local healthcare systems can implement urgent and emergency care networks, as described in NHS England's Urgent and emergency care review. The presentations are available on the events page.