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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:.

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What are the alternatives for patients who are not life threatened

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

Requires us to change:

  • Provide telephone advice to callers with non-serious conditions

  • Develop referral pathways

  • Send a professional who is trained in the recognition and treatment of non-life threatened, but often complex, patients


What are the alternatives for patients who are not life threatened

Education for Emergency Care Practitioners

St Georges Medical School/Kingston University


What are the alternatives for patients who are not life threatened

Around the Country

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


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