About us

About Us

As a region, we are proud that our performance is above the national average, but by working together, we can deliver further improvements, faster.

Our urgent and emergency care services are a highly complex system, which have faced significant growth in demand over the past decade.

The network brings together over 30 organisations, from Foundation Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups to out-of-hours providers and local authorities, to improve the quality, safety and equity of our services.

Accountable to NHS England, we work to ensure that patients with serious emergencies get the treatment they need in centres with the right facilities and skills, supported by quality urgent care services.

Our Vision

To reduce unwarranted variation and improve the quality, safety and equity of urgent and emergency care provision by bringing together stakeholders to radically transform the system at a scale and pace which could not be delivered by a single organisation.

This vision can only be achieved through collaboration and integration across the system, to transform traditional pathways of care, reduce duplication and improve sharing of information. Find out more about the network’s vision here.

Our Governance

The network’s strategic board is accountable for delivering the strategy and holding partners accountable for delivering their within our strategy, with support from an operational group and a clinical reference group. Find out more about our governance here.

Our urgent and emergency care provision

Ambulance Services 3
General Practices 479
Pharmacies 684
Dentists 419
Urgent Care Centres 38
NHS 111 3
A&E 11
Emergency Centres Specialist Services 2
Mental Health Providers 3