A repository of examples of good practice for safely reducing ambulance conveyance to emergency departments
The NHS England and NHS Improvement Safely Reducing Avoidable Conveyance Programme aims to support STPs and ICSs by sharing models of response and alternative care pathways (ACPs) that can safely reduce the number of patients being unnecessarily taken to emergency departments. In line with the NHS Long Term Plan providers are working together to ensure patients get more options, better support, and properly joined-up care, at the right time in the optimal care setting.
Examples of where such initiatives have been introduced and are already working well are being monitored, evaluated and shared through this programme, and are available here.
This repository also includes innovative solutions introduced at pace during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support clinical decision making in a pressured environment, ensuring patients receive the most appropriate care and reduce pressure on emergency hospital services. These may warrant further evaluation to assess the benefits of introducing them in a sustainable way and on a wider scale.
We are collecting and updating submissions for this repository on an ongoing basis. We welcome submissions of examples of response models and care pathways from any NHS provider that can reduce the need for patients to attend the emergency department.