Trusts share local solutions to urgent and emergency care demand

Senior healthcare leaders and clinicians explored innovative local solutions to rising demand for urgent and emergency care at a joint NHS Confederation and Royal College of Physicians summit last week.

Leaders at Southern Health, Royal Derby Hospital and Whittington Health presented their approaches to tackling escalating demand for urgent and emergency care, at the first of two summits examining how the NHS can cope with rising demand.

Exploring the redesign of the primary-community-secondary interface to better serve people with complex needs, the introduction of a GP phone triage and medical ambulatory care pathways, and service integration across the acute-community boundary, the case studies showcased local solutions for discussion among the assembly of senior managers and clinicians.

Read the full NHS Confederation article here.