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House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts Report: Emergency Admissions to Hospital (BBC News / Public Accounts Committee / Healthwatch England / NHS Confederation’s Urgent and Emergency Care Forum)

Summary A recent House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report examines the increasing demand for A&E services, in the context of budgets under pressure and a shortage of specialist A&E consultants. It also investigates slow progress on introducing out … Continue reading

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Commissioning Guidance on Care for Frail Older People (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has released practical guidance on the implementation of a care pathway for frail older people. This document summarises evidence on the effects of an integrated pathway of care. It also offers suggestions about using commissioning levers and … Continue reading

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Eldest Age Group’s Ambulance Trips to Accident and Emergency Rising Disproportionately (BBC News)

Summary The number of over-90s taken to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% over the past three years, rising from approximately 165,910 in 2009-10 to 300,370 during 2012-13.  Overall 999 trips to A&Es, for all age-groups, rose by 11% … Continue reading

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Views Sought on Proposals to Improve Care for Vulnerable Older People (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health is seeking views on proposals to improve care for vulnerable older people. The proposals involve finding ways for NHS and social care services to work together more effectively. Interested parties can discuss and comment on … Continue reading

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Emergency Bed Use: What the Numbers Tell Us (King’s Fund Data Briefing)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This briefing explains the importance of considering bed use for emergency admissions. It outlines progress in reducing bed use, and … Continue reading

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