Same day emergency care national programme


The same day emergency care (SDEC) programme is part of the NHS England and NHS Improvement urgent and emergency care (UEC) transformation team.

The national SDEC programme team supports and facilitates the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan SDEC objectives. The key work streams for this programme are: 

  • Same day emergency care (SDEC)
  • Surgical same day emergency care (SSDEC)
  • Acute frailty
  • SDEC emergency care data set (SDECDS)
  • Commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN)

If you have any questions or would like to contact the national SDEC programme team, please email


Collaborating with our stakeholders is an important part of developing a SDEC model that is robust, credible, and beneficial for clinicians, patients, and the system. 

Some of the key stakeholders involved in the development of the national SDEC programme models include:

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