I've received a couple of requests from Matt Jameson Evans, the Chief Medical Officer and founding partner of HealthUnlocked for OUR ideas on how to improve A & E.
Sir Bruce Keogh wants your ideas about how we can improve Accident and Emergencies in England via the Urgent and Emergency Care Review
"Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS, has blogged today in HU about his plans for making a ‘two-tier’ A&E in England with some ‘super-A&E’s’ for more serious emergencies.
It’s the first time any senior figures in the NHS have opened up ideas directly in a patient-focused network like ours, so I’m reaching out to you because we hope it can be the first of many direct engagements.
It would be great if you could quickly comment and make sure he knows you are from CLL Support Association. We have been told they are very interested in input from patient organizations and will take notice of the comments (no guarantees though!)
Have you visited an A&E or do you know someone who has? What are your thoughts about quality?
This is an important opportunity to give feedback directly to senior figures at the NHS."
Let your ideas on how to provide a better service take flight by providing your input via the link below, NOT by replying to this post.) [This link is to a post to the "I ♥ NHS community" which you can reply to as you do here - Neil]
Overseas members may like to share their good and bad experiences of their country's Accident and Emergency performance by replying to this post - perhaps that might develop into a good idea that a UK member can submit?
Please make the most of this opportunity. Our health status can change quickly and a responsive and effective A&E can be a life saver. In Australia, we too are facing the challenge of funding an increasing demand on A&E services, which is not helped by the time it takes to get into a GP, a situation further put under stress by the number of 'baby boomer' GPs now entering retirement. It is getting to the point where you have to schedule being ill to fit in with available appointment times - or take your chances and attend your nearest A&E.
Silver gulls are very attractive for a scavenger bird. It amazes me how they manage to stay looking so clean. They also have extrasensory perception - just sit down with some fish and chips and a flock congregates around you from nowhere!