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Urgent & Emergency Care and Diabetes

Overview

Urgent and Emergency Care and Diabetes are high priorities for the health care economy across the North West Coast.  The key areas within this area include Stroke, Diabetes and Cardiac workstreams.

The main priority of the Urgent & Emergency Care and Diabetes Network is to work in collaboration with health care providers, including Hospitals, GP's, Commissioners as well as voluntary organisations and members of the public to work towards reducing the numbers of avoidable deaths by treating and managing patients in the right place at the right time and by the right person

Workplan

Our programme of work includes:

  • The development and implementation of a pathway of care for patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Working towards making sure that Imaging services for patients with cardiac symptoms are fit for purpose to meet the needs of a twenty first century health care system

  • The development of programmes of education for health care professionals to ensure that they remain fit for purpose in demanding and challenging health care system

  • Updating of pathways for patients with chest pain to meet NICE guidance and ensure a smooth pathway of care for these patients

  • The development of pathways of care for patients with diabetes in relation to self -care and management

  • A pathway of care for pregnant diabetic women has been developed to help them have a healthy pregnancy and birth

  • A case for change for the development of Stroke services across Cheshire and Merseyside is being developed to ensure the provision of appropriate and timely care for patients who have suffered a stroke

  • Work around the repatriation of patients to local health care providers following transplant