Urgent Treatment Centre

An Urgent Treatment Centre is an Emergency Care Department.

Urgent Treatment Centres  (UTC) are Community and Primary Care facilities providing access to urgent care for a local population.

All Urgent Treatment Centres are classed as EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPE National Code 'Other type of A&E/minor injury ACTIVITY with designated accommodation for the reception of accident and emergency PATIENTS. The department may be doctor led or NURSE led and treats at least minor injuries and illnesses and can be routinely accessed without APPOINTMENT. A SERVICE mainly or entirely APPOINTMENT based (for example a GP Practice or Out-Patient Clinic) is excluded even though it may treat a number of PATIENTS with minor illness or injury. Excludes NHS walk-in centres'.

For further information on Urgent Treatment Centres see the NHS England website at: Urgent Treatment Centres.


This supporting information is also known by these names:
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