Supporting the acute take: advice for NHS trusts and local health boards

The acute medical take is proving a challenge across hospitals within the UK. The local configuration and provision of services mean that each hospital has unique issues that will require locally developed solutions. This document explores potential strategies that might be helpful.

Key recommendations

  • Direct referral to specialty teams
  • Organisation of the medical teams
  • Review hospital at night (H@N) team compositions and functions
  • Broaden access to acute medical take