5. Purpose of this Guidance
The purpose of this guidance is to:
- provide a framework to enable NHS Boards and H&SCPs to develop a consistent approach to signposting
- ensure NHS Boards and H&SCPs support citizens to access the right care in the right place
The guidance outlines a set of underlying principles and defines the key component parts of best practice Emergency Department signposting/redirection. This approach is supported and endorsed by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (Scotland).
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