unplanned care

unplanned care

A generic UK term for urgent and emergency healthcare which is not a programmed (scheduled) activity.

Examples
A&E, ambulance services, emergency social or mental health services, urgent care, out-of-hours, walk-in centres, minor injury units,  telephone advice and triage, NHS Direct, etc.
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Unplanned Care general manager Karen Hope stated: "I would absolutely concur all the concerns you have raised are absolutely valid and the response you received initially was not acceptable in terms of actions and accountability.
126 600) the pathway includes but is not limited to the provision of acute hospital unplanned care, community services, older people~s mental health services, end of life services, and, possibly, NHS Continuing care, occupational therapy, and intermediate care and re-ablement services.
Demand for health services, particularly for unplanned care, has continued to rise over the past five years.
A spokesman said: "How the Trust performed varied across specialities, with outpatient and A&E activity higher than expected and unplanned care slightly lower.
Unplanned care in hospital - the group will help to reduce emergency activity through a programme of service developments that supports more care closer to home.
Better access to planned appointments will improve the standard of chronic disease management which, in turn, should reduce numbers of patients demanding unplanned care as a result of complications.
David Gallagher, director of unplanned Care with NHS County Durham and Darlington, said: "We are delighted to be working closely with our construction company partners LIFT on this exciting scheme.
LONDON, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A national care records scheme for Scotland, an online translation service for hospitals and software designed to help emergency and unplanned care services direct patients to the right service are among the winners in the BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008.
By separating planned care from unplanned care, we will make sure that fewer patients will see their operations cancelled because an emergency has arisen.
Phil Walmsley, divisional director for unplanned care, said: "We are very much looking forward to offering the people of Walsall and beyond this extremely beneficial treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A manager has been appointed to cover all unplanned care and to review skills and training for clinical and non-clinical staff.
I phoned the unplanned care team, a screening service for ambulance requests, and they said they would arrange the ambulance themselves.