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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Owen Williams, chief executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, stated how crucial it is to find the right balance between planned and unplanned care so as to minimise risk.
By having Broadgreen focus on planned care, while Aintree focuses on unplanned care, doctors would see more people with the same condition.
Forecasting Emergency Unplanned Care Across the North East there are often peak times when people visit Accident and Emergency centres.
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.
Under the agreement, Evolution Health will provide transitional care, unplanned care and post-discharge care for Fundamental's high-acuity patients in selected markets, beginning with the Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas markets.
Demand for health services, particularly for unplanned care, has continued to rise over the past five years.
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.
Addressing the meeting, chief executive Owen Williams acknowledged public concerns about the planned changes to HRI but said it was crucial to find the right balance between planned care and unplanned care so as to minimise risk as far as possible.
The North East and Cumbria CHC has brought together NHS organisations, Universities and Local Authorities to work on three projects: 'Emergency' Unplanned Care, Vulnerable Families, and people with Dementia and Frailty, with another project in the pipeline for End of Life Care.
Wirral Council seeks to commission a Domiciliary Care Service to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, delivering both planned and unplanned care to residents within Wirral~s Extra Care Housing schemes.
A spokesman said: "How the Trust performed varied across specialities, with outpatient and A&E activity higher than expected and unplanned care slightly lower.