Demand on Accident and Emergency Services Unsustainable? (BBC News)


Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by David Prior, the head of the Care Quality Commission.

Mr Prior has suggested there is a need for a diversion of resources from hospital services towards greater investment in community services. The College of Emergency Medicine estimates that 15% to 30% of patients admitted could be treated more effectively elsewhere; particularly so when considering the elderly.

Read more: BBC News: A&E demand unsustainable – health watchdog David Prior.


A&E demand unsustainable – health watchdog David Prior. London: BBC Health News, May 9th 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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