NHS Stockport launches Europe’s first service to reduce avoidable hospital admissions

October 6, 2009

Source: NHS Stockport

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Date of publication: September, 2009

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: NHS Stockport is launching a new service which bridges the gap between emergency services and self-care at home. The Stockport Early Intervention Service (EIS) treats patients with chronic longterm illnesses and ambulatory conditions such as congestive cardiac failure, who are often treated in A&E although their conditions can often be treated in the community. Patients will be referred to the EIS by their GP or community nurse for services ranging from medical advice or diagnosis to investigation and treatment.

Length of publication: 2 pages

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