Urgent and emergency care

Our vision for urgent and emergency care is services which are delivering the right care, in the right place, at the right time for all of our population.

Much of our local strategy will support national urgent and emergency care policies and guidance, including these aims:

  • To provide better support for people to self-care
  • To help people with urgent care needs to get the right advice in the right place, first time
  • To provide highly responsive urgent care services outside of the hospital so people no longer choose to attend A&E unless in an emergency
  • To ensure people with more serious or life threatening emergency care needs receive treatment in centres with the right facilities and expertise in order to maximise chances of survival and a good recovery