National Acute Medicine Programme Report 2010

The Acute Medicine Programme or AMP is a clinician-led initiative between the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), the Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery (IADNAM), the Therapy Professions Committee (TPC), the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and the Quality and Clinical Care Directorate (QCCD), HSE.

The programme recognises the essential role of large and small hospitals, general practitioners (GPs) and community services.

It provides a framework for the delivery of acute medical services which seeks to substantially improve patient care.

Extensive feedback and support has been received from the Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, GPs and Management staff, as well as input from other key parties such as Patient Representatives, Professional Training Bodies, the Department of Health and many others.

At the heart of the AMP is the collective desire to provide acute medical patients’ timely, safe and quality care in the appropriate setting and to encourage integrated clinical team working between colleagues of all specialities and disciplines across the whole patient journey.

The AMP is one of a number of National Clinical Programmes seeking to commence implementation in 2011. Therefore the attached document will be supported in 2011 with complimentary models of care for areas such as Heart Failure, Stroke, COPD, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Epilepsy and other clinical areas.

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