A&E is often seen as a service in crisis and is the focus of much media and political interest. But A&E is just the tip of the iceberg – the whole urgent and emergency care system is complex, and surrounded by myth and confusion.

This animation by The Kings Fund gives a whistle-stop tour of how the system fits together and busts some myths about what’s really going on  – explaining that the underlying causes go much deeper than just A&E and demand a joined-up response across all services.

We are working on improving access for all of our patients in order to reduce reliance on A&E.

Click here for more information and see the video. 

Kings Fund - A&E Pic