NHS England are requiring all areas to provide the same standards of access to treatments – minor injuries units are to be abolished – Urgent Care Centres will be developed, and more must be provided for less…… have your say – see list of meetings below –
Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are planning to review the urgent care services across Guildford and Waverley to identify what changes need to be made to ensure they meet the changing needs of the population.
Local health and care services, like most places in the country are under pressure and people sometimes struggle to access the care they need when they need it. Nationally the over-reliance on emergency and urgent care services is at risk of becoming unmanageable and most areas are now looking at ways to change and improve their urgent care services.
We know from the NHS England guidance on Urgent Treatment Centres that Minor Injury Units and Walk-in Centres cannot continue to operate in their current form. When developing their new urgent care model, Guildford and Waverley CCG will consider what is already working well and how any changes they propose complement the new ways of working, that have been, or are about to be, introduced.
The ‘Better Care Together‘ document provides further details on the programme – what urgent care is, current urgent care services, why these services need to change, next steps and how to get involved.
In September 2019, Guildford and Waverley CCG are running a series of drop-in engagement workshops:
- Godalming Masonic Hall – Thursday 5th September, 6pm-8.30pm
- Cranleigh Village Hall – Friday 6th September, 10am-12.30pm
- Emmanuel Church, Stoughton – Tuesday 10th September, 10am-12.30pm
- G Live, Guildford – Thursday 12th September, 6pm-8.30pm
- Haslewey Community Centre, Haslemere – Monday 16th September, 6pm-8.30pm
- Liphook Millennium Centre – Tuesday 17th September, 6pm-8.30pm
They are also conducting an online survey which can be accessed here