The NHS Confederation has produced a colourful and engaging animation explaining the challenges of quality improvement in urgent and emergency care provision for older people.
Animation illustrates urgent need to revamp care for frail older people. London: NHS Confederation, June 1st 2015.
The NHS Confederation has established an independent commission to explore improvements in acute care for frail older people. The independent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People is chaired by Mark Newbold, Chair of the NHS Confederation Hospitals Forum (and former Chief Executive of The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust).
Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People. London: NHS Confederation, June 1st 2015.
Also of interest:
Changing the model of unplanned care delivery to older people couldn’t be more pressing, writes Dr Mark Newbold [Blog]. London: NHS Confederation, April 2nd 2015.
Possibly also of interest, NHS England has recently invited NHS organisations and partnerships in England to apply to become Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard Sites:
Urgent and emergency care. London: NHS England, June 3rd 2105.
This relates to:
The Forward View Into Action: registering interest to join the Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard. London: NHS England, June 3rd 2105.
Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2016 Summit
A brief Royal College of Emergency Medicine report, written jointly with the Royal College of Nursing, presents recommendations for reducing the pressure on emergency medical services in the UK. The report proposes a commitment for education funding, provision of training time and a credible workforce planning strategy for emergency care. Also recommended for the co-location of services are a change in culture to make emergency departments more collaborative and the adoption of a hub structure.
The medicine needed for the emergency care service. London: Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), August 17th 2016.