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About this group

The importance of keeping the front door of acute services open, flowing and safe for patients has never been greater. With a relentless increase in numbers attending ED, OOH services at breaking point in the community and pressure on beds within the acute medical and surgical directorates, it is vital that managers and clinicians are sighted on safe, evidence-based practice and have an opportunity to cross-fertilise good ideas, tests of change that have succeeded (or not), and share best practice.
This SIG will offer leaders in Urgent and Emergency care, both in the community and in acute services, the chance to talk cross organisation to continue to develop new, efficient and safe ways of meeting this challenge.
Convened by Kate Lock and Andrea Gibbons