Emergency Care Practitioners

Urgent care home visits

Who is the service for?

The Emergency Care Practitioner Service is available for patients living in the South Gloucestershire area.

What we do

Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) are registered practitioners who have had extended training to use a medical model to undertake urgent care home visits at the request of GPs as part of the adult community services multidisciplinary team. They undertake physical assessments and look to either set up a treatment plan, with or without a support package, give self-care advice or if necessary admit to secondary care for acute care.

How do I access this service?

You can be referred by your GP or other health care professional, such as a District Nurse within the South Gloucestershire area.