Rapid Access Clinic for Older People (RACOP) ED leaflet

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Overview. Following your discharge from hospital we have referred you to an outpatient clinic for further medical assessment. The RACOP (Rapid Access Clinic for the Older Person) provides rapid clinic assessment for any patient with frailty or complex needs, irrespective of age. Patients are referred to the clinic from GPs, community services, various hospital teams and A&E. The aim of …

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Alternatives to the Emergency Department

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The emergency department We treat patients who have suffered a recent injury or accident, or who have developed a sudden illness. All emergency departments use a priority system where the most seriously ill patients are seen first. We may direct you somewhere else if: Your nurse thinks that your condition is not an emergency. You have certain symptoms which mean …

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Knee pain emergency department leaflet

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OverviewYou have been seen in the Emergency Department for knee pain and discharged home. This leaflet provides an overview of knee pain, how to treat it and exercises to help improve the movement of your knee joint. The vast majority of knee pain settles without any intervention and requires no more treatment than pain relief. Most patients require no intervention …

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Wrist fracture manipulation ED leaflet

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Overview. This article is designed to help people who have suffered a wrist fracture. Your fractured (broken) wrist has been placed in a plaster backslab (a half plaster cast, which will be changed to a full cast once your swelling has gone down) to make sure that the wrist is kept still while the fracture heals. We have referred you …

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Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT)

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Overview.You are reading this article because you have attended the Emergency Department with a condition called supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT). You may have attacks like this again. These techniques aim to help stop your SVT episode when it comes on. The valsalva manoeuvre. Take a deep breath, shut your mouth tight, hold your nose tightly and blow out as hard …

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Sore throat ED leaflet

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Overview.Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week. See your GP if your symptoms aren’t improving after a week, if you feel hot and shivery, or if you have a weakened immune system from chemotherapy or diabetes, for example. Seek immediate medical attention (call 999) if You have …

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