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Processes for urgent and emergency care are changing rapidly. Decision-making, access to diagnostics and care delivery processes are transforming the way that care is delivered.

The White Paper "Our health, our care, our say" has set a direction of travel in challenging local health and social care communities (LHSCCs) to deliver more care closer to the patient’s own home, bringing improvements in the quality of both delivery and outcome.

Please note: the ACP check box must be ticked when a patient has been put on the AEC Pathway, whether admitted or discharged.


In this section, you can view the care pathway documentation for:
Care PathwayDocuments to Download
Acute Abdominal PainAlgorithmCriteria FormLeafletDownload the full document
Acute HeadacheAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Acute Painful Bladder Outflow ObstructionAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
AsthmaAlgorithmCriteriaPEFR Chart LeafletDownload the full document
Atrial FibrillationAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Appendicular Fracture NRIFAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
CellulitisAlgorithmCriteriaABxReferral
Form
Leaflet 
(Cardiac) Chest PainAlgorithmCriteria   note 1Download the full document
CAP and
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
AlgorithmCriteria  Leaflet
Leaflet
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Deliberate Self HarmAlgorithmCriteria   note 2Download the full document
DVTAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
FallsAlgorithmCriteria  Leaflet
Leaflet
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First SeizureAlgorithmCriteriaNICE GuidanceReferral FormLeafletDownload the full document
GastroenteritisAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Lower GI BleedAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Painless Obstructive JaundiceAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Pulmonary EmbolismAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Renal StonesAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
Seizure in Known EpilepticAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
StrokeAlgorithmCriteria   note 3Download the full document
SVTAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document
UTIAlgorithmCriteria  LeafletDownload the full document


Feedback about the Pathways
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Note 1:

As a Cardiac Chest Pain will have been excluded as a diagnosis, Patient Information (if required) would relate to other Clinical Conditions causing the Non-Cardiac Chest Pain. The issue of Cardiac Chest Pain related information may only cause unnecessary concern and is not advised.


Note 2:

It was not deemed clinically appropriate to issue a generic patient information sheet relating to DSH (Overdose).


Note 3:

As a Stroke or TIA will have been excluded as a diagnosis, Patient Information (if required) would relate to Stroke Mimics or other Clinical Conditions. The issue of Stroke or TIA related information may only cause unnecessary concern and is not advised.