NHS Improvement

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria is for which hospitals are listed as being supported by the Emergency Care Intensive Support Team.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In 2015/16, increased resources were provided to the Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST). This was to enable it to provide a programme of deeper support to 27 health communities in England selected on the basis of poor performance against the national 4-hour accident and emergency standard during 2014/15 and quarter one of 2015/16. ECIST is also resourced to provide expert input to the eight urgent and emergency care vanguards.

Since April 2016, the team has offered limited improvement support to a small group of trusts at the request of NHS Improvement regional teams.

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