Emergency services and emergency care

Inquiry status: Government Response published 10 October 2013

NHS emergency services are under growing pressure as demand rises and resource pressure grows. These trends, coupled with claims about the improved outcomes which can be achieved by specialist trauma centres, raise important questions about the future shape of community and primary care services, ambulance services and hospital A&E departments, and on the relationships between them. As a result the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) is reviewing the future configuration of urgent and emergency services in England.



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