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Emergency Care

Emergency care of acutely ill or injured children and young people involves a wide range of unscheduled care services offered in hospitals and community.

It includes not only specialist emergency services provided by accident and emergency departments in general and paediatric hospitals, but also those offered by minor injuries/illness units, out-of-hours care providers and GP services.

Following the publication of the "Emergency Care Framework" (SEHD, 2006) NES undertook wide stakeholder engagement and developed Core Competencies for the care of acutely ill and injured children and young people.

A core level online maintenance programme for staff working with acutely ill and injured children and young people on an annual basis. This online programme is hosted by LearnPro and accessible by staff from across all the Health Boards in Scotland.