NHS England and NHS Improvement -
This year has seen significant pressure put on urgent and emergency care (UEC) services. As demand has returned to pre-pandemic levels, managing this activity whilst impacted by, for instance, staff isolation and Infection prevention and control measures has constrained the capacity within the system to manage this demand. There are further, complex, reasons for the current challenges within UEC which mean that it will take all parts of the system working together to ensure a strong recovery across urgent and emergency care services. This plan sets out how the whole system will work together to ensure UEC services have resilience.