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Same Day Emergency Care from the NHS

What is same day emergency care? Same day emergency care (sometimes called SDEC) is one of the many ways the NHS is working to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time for patients. It aims to benefit both patients and the healthcare system by reducing waiting times and hospital admissions, where appropriate. Patients presenting at hospital can be rapidly assessed, diagnosed and treated without being admitted to a ward. If safe to do so, patients…


£62 million to help discharge people with learning disabilities or autism into the community

People with learning disabilities or autism who could be better supported in their community will have their discharges from hospital accelerated. Funding will be given to local councils to accelerate discharge of patients with learning disabilities or autism (or both) from mental health hospitals into the community The funding can be spent on costs associated with discharge, including establishing community teams, funding accommodation and staff training A new independent oversight panel has been set up to improve care and support…

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