Urgent and emergency care

The Department’s vision for urgent and emergency care is of universal, continuous access to high quality urgent and emergency care services. In practice this will mean that whatever our urgent or emergency care need, whatever our location, we get the best care from the best person, in the best place and at the best time.

Paramedic with his vehicle

See more guidance and information on urgent and emergency care.

A&E statistics – March to June 2011

The following statistics were released today: accident and emergency attendances; total time spent in A&E from arrival to admission, discharge or transfer; and waiting for emergency admission through A&E, quarter … Read more → – A&E statistics – March to June 2011

Rolling out the NHS 111 service

Following the launch of the first pilots of the NHS 111 service, NHS Deputy Chief Executive, David Flory, and National Director for Improvement and Efficiency, Jim Easton, have written to … Read more → – Rolling out the NHS 111 service

Urgent and emergency care guidance

In line with the Government’s commitment, outlined in ‘Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS’, to hold the NHS to account against clinically credible and evidence-based outcome measures, the Department of … Read more → – Urgent and emergency care guidance