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What are we working on?

To influence the development of new urgent and emergency care models and to support members to implement these models locally, we are focusing on: 

  • influencing the development of NHS England's Urgent and Emergency Care Review
  • supporting members to improve the delivery of urgent and emergency care

NHS England's Urgent and Emergency Care Review

NHS England’s review of urgent and emergency care will help define the way the system works in the future. 

Current work highlights

  • 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 2015 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. Presentations are available to view on our events page.
  • We sit on the National Delivery Group and can therefore feedback members' concerns and suggestions directly.

Previous work highlights

  • Professor Keith Willett, has attended numerous events, allowing members to hear first-hand about the development of the review and to feedback their views directly. 
  • We submitted a consultation response to the review and have been commenting on it publicly as it develops.

Improving the delivery of care

As local health economies strive to improve and change the way they deliver urgent and emergency care, it is key they have access to evidence-based practice and practical support.

Current work highlights

On the 25 March the NHS Confederation launched the Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People. The Commission aims to put forward patient-centred, evidence based solutions that will be widely supported and practically applied in local health and care settings.

Visit the dedicated webpage to find out more.

Previous work highlights

Find out more about how ambulance services are working in innovative and more integrated ways by watching AACE's explanatory video.

Visit our resources webpages to view case studies of local initiatives, which aim to improve the delivery of urgent and emergency care.

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