Evaluating the impact of GP co-location across Yorkshire and the Humber on Emergency Department Workload

An exploratory study using surveys and qualitative interviews has been undertaken in Yorkshire and Humber to establish the proportion of EDs across the region that have co-located primary care services in ED, the types of models in operation and any barriers and facilitators to the success of these services. Analysis of data showed three innovative models: Primary Care Service Embedded within the ED, Urgent Care Centre and Nurse Practitioner Urgent Care Service. Level of integration of primary care services with ED, referral processes in hospital and sustainability were key factors to consider  when implementing co-located primary care services.

A final report has been produced for this project which can be viewed/downloaded here