|Emergency care ‘unsustainable’, says CME report|
|Tuesday, 28 May 2013|
Emergency care systems in the UK & Ireland are facing their biggest challenge in well over a decade as they aim to cope with unsustainable workloads and a lack of sufficient numbers of middle grade doctors and Consultants in Emergency Medicine to deliver consistent quality care, so says a report by the College of Emergency Medicine.
In a statement, the CME said it was calling for fundamental change in the design, funding and delivery of emergency care systems.
The report, based upon the results of a comprehensive survey of 131 emergency departments in the UK between 2011 and 2012, recommends urgent action in a number of key areas of better management of workloads, changes to working practices and improved systems for measuring results.