A new three-year strategy to continue improving urgent and emergency services in the North East and North Cumbria is taking shape. The new strategy, which has a particular emphasis on stretch targets in 2017/18, follows the completion of the urgent and emergency care (UEC) vanguard programme in March.
As a region, we can be proud that our performance is above the national average, but continued collaboration through the North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network can help us to deliver further improvements, faster.
The network’s new delivery plan is based on a ‘do once and spread’ approach, with continuing development of the urgent and emergency care dashboard making it possible to identify areas that require improvement, implement best practice and minimise duplication.
Our ambition is to continue to work at pace to support, through our local strategy, the delivery of the Five Year Forward View, including the recently updated targets, and to exceed the Government’s 2017/18 mandate to the NHS, which includes:
In order to meet these aims, we will work to ensure that:
To find out more about the network’s new strategy and delivery plan, contact NECSU.UECNetwork@nhs.net.