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Urgent and emergency care guidance

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

In line with the Government's commitment, outlined in 'Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS', to hold the NHS to account against clinically credible and evidence-based outcome measures, the Department of Health is developing clinical quality indicators for urgent and emergency care. 

They will be consistent with the NHS Outcomes Framework. The NHS started using the first sets of clinical quality indicators, for A&E and ambulance services from April 2011.

See Reforming urgent and emergency care performance management