Launching a social enterprise see-and-treat service

Emerg Nurse. 2009 Jun;17(3):22-4. doi: 10.7748/en2009.


Many children who attend emergency departments with minor injuries or illnesses can be cared for by primary care services. This article describes an innovative partnership between a primary care trust and a social enterprise company to develop a see-and-treat primary care service that has reduced the number o children attending the traditional emergency department at a London hospital.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / organization & administration*
  • Child
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • London
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Organizations, Nonprofit / organization & administration*
  • Pediatrics / organization & administration*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • State Medicine / organization & administration*