Improving the quality of care for children and young people in Wessex.
When faced with an unwell child, parents often find the healthcare system (GPs, pharmacists, urgent care centres, walk in centres, minor injuries units, out-of-hours GP services and A&E departments) confusing to navigate. When they are unable to access local services in a timely fashion, they often end up seeking help from highly responsive services such as A&E departments and 999 ambulances. This in turn places increased strain on these already overstretched services.
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