Accident & Emergency (A&E) Attendances
A&E attendances have risen in the past decade to 21.7 million. This is a 50% rise in the past decade.
As a result of this we are required to monitor all Accident and Emergency attendances and will be writing out to all patients who the doctors feel should not have attended and include a leaflet explaining the choice of other services which are available to you.
This is a national direction due to the overburdening of A&E services and the increased pressure A&E has been facing over the past months.