The drive for quality – How to achieve safe, sustainable care in our Emergency Departments – College of Emergency Medicine [UK] – 14 May 2013

Posted on May 17, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

The drive for quality – How to achieve safe, sustainable care in our Emergency Departments – College of Emergency Medicine [UK] – 14 May 2013

“Emergency care systems in the UK & Ireland are facing their biggest challenge in well over a decade as they aim to cope with unsustainable workloads and a lack of sufficient numbers of middle grade doctors and Consultants in Emergency Medicine to deliver consistent quality care. Both the Care Quality Commission and NHS England have recognised the scale of the crisis and the need for urgent action.

In this report, the first of its kind, The College calls for fundamental change in the way we design, fund and run our emergency care systems. Ten recommendations are made across 4 domains that must be considered and adopted by national policy makers, commissioners, clinicians and Trust Boards in order to return our systems to stability and help deliver the quality of care that our patients expect when they seek our help in an emergency. ”

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