A collection of 16 essays published by the New Health Network has called for a radical overhaul of emergency care. Co-editor Dr Tom Coffey said every point of entry to the NHS - the ambulance service, social services, general practice and accident and emergency units - was fraught with delay, and initiatives like NHS Direct could make the front line 'even more uncoordinated' unless radical steps to integrate services were taken.

NHS Frontline - Visions for 2010 . The New Health Network, 42 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN.£10.