Case studies

How are children's urgent and emergency care services managing winter pressures? Each of the examples below describes a different approach, including details of the problem, the intervention and its costs and impact. They show how data-driven, systemic approaches focused on children’s care can lead to new roles and services within, alongside and beyond the emergency department that help to make a difference.

Disclaimer: RCPCH have been notified these are good examples in managing winter pressures in emergency departments and will be reviewed on a regular basis. Sharing these examples does not equate to formal RCPCH endorsement.

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Winter pressures case study - a range of measures at East and North Herts NHS Trust

Dr Amitabh Gite, Clinical Director of Paediatrics at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, outlines measures they implemented to address winter pressures, including a second registrar at night, a paediatric decision unit, increased nursing staff and ward clerk support.