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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Measures to address winter pressures such as a dedicated registrar and PDU cubicles - case study

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.