Changes to Urgent & Emergency Care — consultation workshop

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is planning changes to urgent and emergency care services for its patients. It is important that VCOs and social enterprises have an opportunity to contribute to the new vision for urgent and emergency care, given that many of them people supported by the sector are high volume users of these services.

BVSC invites you to a workshop to discuss and comment on these proposed changes.

The workshop will take place on 17th June 2015 from 9.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m in the Gleneagles Suite at the Menzies Strathallan Hotel, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9RY and will provide organisations with an opportunity to:

» Say how they believe the urgent care system should look in the future based on the sector’s role as advocate for people who may/will use those services.

» Demonstrate what organisations can offer to support the urgent care system, and how they could work with acute/community/primary care providers.


What is urgent and emergency care?

Urgent and emergency care services provide help, advice and treatment when you need to see a nurse or doctor quickly (urgently) for a minor illness or injury, or if you have a serious illness or injury (an emergency).

Urgent care services offer advice and treatment for minor illnesses or injuries where you cannot wait for a routine appointment with your GP. Some of the services that provide urgent care are NHS 111, GP practice urgent appointments and walk-in centres.

Emergency care services provide treatment for life threatening conditions, this could be a serious illness or injury such as chest pain, severe loss of blood or choking. Some of the services that provide emergency care are 999 or A&E.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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