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Urgent same day care to spare unnecessary hospital staysUrgent same day care to spare unnecessary hospital stays

NHS England has said that every major hospital will provide urgent same day services to improve care for patients and cut unnecessary admissions by next winter.

Many hospitals are already providing comprehensive care without admitting patients who come to A&E with conditions such as pneumonia or other breathing difficulties through same day emergency care (SDEC) services, which are also known as ambulatory care.

Clinical leaders believe that around half a million more patients a year across England could be assessed, diagnosed, treated and allowed to return home without the need for an overnight stay.

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