Non-emergency patients to be redirected from A&E due to COVID delays

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COVID-19 affecting patients

Non-emergency patients who attend A&E will be to other areas of the NHS to get their treatment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS Scotland has been seriously affected by staff shortages. The waiting times in emergency services are at a record high, with 30% of patients waiting longer than 4 hours to get treatments for their condition. That is seriously concerning to patients who may require attention after Road Traffic Accidents, however, customers that decide to use our service will not have to worry about this, our medical agents can provide you with non-emergency examinations at the comfort of your own home, without having to sit for hours in the waiting room.

The latest Scottish guidance states that patients who do not have life-threatening conditions will be referred to GP’s and pharmacies, which will not always provide the adequate treatment or diagnosis that patients require. This new guidance demonstrates a script that doctors and nurses will have to follow to establish whether the condition is an emergency or not.

Dr Andrew Buist, chairman of the BMA’s Scottish GP committee, states: “This is about proper resourcing across the whole system. A&E is under massive pressure, so are GPs and this should not result in everyone being redirected from A&E to their GP practice.”

Since even before the pandemic, the waiting times in the NHS, like GP clinics and emergency services were unacceptable, with concerns due to the backlog, patients will not receive the service necessary. That can make it harder for patients that need to access medical records or attend medical treatments for their Personal Injury cases.

That means that they may struggle with accessing their information on time to submit a successful claim, and therefore get a positive outcome for their injuries. That is why, at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland, we have medical professionals at hand, for individuals who decided to claim with us. We can provide patients with medical screenings to ensure that they are on track with their health following their road traffic accident, putting minds at ease.

We understand that experiencing injuries after an accident can be an extremely worrying and distressing experience. That is why we have medical professionals at hand to keep your mind at ease and provide you with all the necessary medical records to help back up your case and provide you with a prognosis of your injuries. That enables you to know when you will fully recover from your injuries and how long you may miss work, helping establish how much compensation you may get.

That is why if you have experienced injuries after a road traffic accident, you can contact our experienced solicitors and relax. We can handle your medical records, make sure you see a medical professional and help you sustain any necessary evidence that you may require for your personal injury claim.

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