Urgent and Emergency Care Forum

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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:
  1. New funding models
  2. Population and preventative health
  3. Service transformation
  4. 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.

Spotlight

  • 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 off 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
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Get involved in our work

There are a range of ways in which NHS Confederation members can get involved in the work of the Urgent and emergency care forum.

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New funding models

One of the four key priorities of the Urgent and emergency care forum this year is to influence the development of new funding models.

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Population and preventative health

One of the four key priorities of the Urgent and emergency care forum this year is to support members to adopt population health approaches, and engage with patients and the public.

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Service transformation

One of the four key priorities of the Urgent and emergency care forum is to influence the development of new models of urgent and emergency care.

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Workforce development

One of the four key priorities of the Urgent and emergency care forum this year is to explore how best to support the workforce adapt and change.

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