Alternatives to ED (A-tED) / Alternatives to Admission (A-tA)
GIRFT and the Integrated Urgent Emergency Care (iUEC) programme have developed new tools to support healthcare providers with managing their emergency department (ED) and admissions services within a local area.
Alternatives to ED (A-tED)
The Alternatives to ED (A-tED) tool is an easy-to-use scoring system to help systems and trusts measure, rate and compare the accessibility, availability and opening hours of patient-facing services which are on offer as alternatives to attending the ED in their area, including walk-in centres, telephone advice services, urgent clinics and community services.
Alternatives to Admission (A-tA)
Alternatives to Admission (A-tA) supports health and care systems with their admissions capacity, and helps them to develop a better understanding of the reasons for ward pressures by examining their provision of alternative services.
Video: About A-tED/A-tA
A short video explaining how the A-tED and A-tA scoring framework supports health and care systems to improve the patient flow through emergency departments.
Video: How to use A-tED/A-tA
Produced by the iUEC team, this short, practical explainer video shows how to get the most out of the scoring framework.
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