High quality care for all, now and for future generations: Engagement on the Urgent and Emergency Care Review

Closed 11 Aug 2013

Opened 17 Jun 2013


The urgent and emergency care system in England plays a critical role in the NHS, providing care for patients who need medical help quickly and unexpectedly. It’s important therefore that we build a safe, more efficient and sustainable system for the future.

In January 2013 Professor Sir Bruce Keogh announced a review into the way the NHS responds to and receives emergency patients, called the Urgent and Emergency Care Review.


Why your views matter

The Review has developed an evidence base for change, emerging principles on how a future system might be shaped, objectives which the new system would seek to achieve, and possible implementation options.

Please help us by commenting on the work so far, and by making suggestions which will help us to strengthen this work and the evidence base.

What happens next

This is the first stage of this review and your views are vital to help us with our work going forward. We will consider the comments received to revise the evidence base, and build upon the emerging principles. 

This will enable us to draw some firm conclusions on future system design objectives and implementation options. The revised evidence base for improving urgent and emergency care in England and the principles for the future delivery of care will be published in Autumn 2013.


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