REGISTER INTEREST

Ian Higginson

Ian Higginson

Vice President,
Royal College of Emergency Medicine

  • Outlining the RCEM’s position on continued use of the four-hour access standard as a high-level metric to monitor emergency care system performance
  • Discussing why system metrics based on an arbitrary ‘decision to admit’ time should be abandoned and how to improve quality indicators
  • Sharing practical insights on how an emergency department can analyse patient flow and future demand levels to implement long term patient safety planning
  • Analysing the next steps for the emergency medicine workforce considering the NHS England’s Review of standards and the possible impact the review could have on patients