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CQC: Scope of registration - Glossary of terms

Triage is determining the urgency of diseases, disorders or injuries to decide the order of treatment for people and where to treat them.

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The process of deciding whether you need urgent medical attention, and how long you are able to wait. When you go to A&E or to a walk-in clinic, you will be asked questions about your symptoms. A decision will then be taken about how quickly you need to be seen, and who you need to be seen by.

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