Urgent Care Centres: What works best? – Primary Care Foundation – October 2012

Posted on November 13, 2012. Filed under: Primary Hlth Care | Tags: , |

Urgent Care Centres: What works best? – Primary Care Foundation – October 2012

Extract from the executive summary:

“Urgent care centres of various types have evolved as a way of meeting these needs. But we found little published evidence that they reduce attendances at A&E and some suggestion that they might increase the total burden on the NHS. Certainly many are meeting primary care needs (though some count these cases as urgent) and they are now firmly established. Many have the loyal support of local users who rally to defend their local centre when commissioners attempt to replace it.

This discussion paper looks at the different models for providing urgent care services and evaluates their impact.”

Primary Care Foundation UK

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