What are the alternatives for patients who are not life threatened?. Clinical Telephone Advice Walk in Centres Minor Injuries Units Intermediate Care Falls teams District nurses Mental Health Crisis Intervention Teams Primary care Social services NHS Direct. Requires us to change:.
Education for Emergency Care Practitioners threatened?
St Georges Medical School/Kingston University
Around the Country threatened?
Merseyside – relatively clear care pathways
East Anglia – strong links with GPs
non escalation of cases unless necessary
= basic principle, extended practice
Sheffield – rotation through control & MIUs,
also focus on older peoples needs
Staffordshire – clear location in demand patches,
CPOs senior role in service,
patient focused ethos
Warwickshire – v. competent practitioners,
open access routes to role,
clerking into acute sector
West Country – strong educational package
& some extensions in practice