Major plans announced to improve services - and bring more doctors to mid and south Essex

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The primary care strategy has been published by the five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the STP area and aims to:

1. Make it quicker and easier for patients to be seen locally by NHS professionals

2. Reduce pressure on GPs so they can focus on patients with the greatest need

3. Improve the recruitment of GPs and other healthcare professionals to mid and south Essex

Click here to read the full strategy

 To explain more about the local plan and tell you more about what’s already happening, the CCGs communications team have developed video that we are planning to use on social media and at events as part of local engagement plans.

To watch the video click here

We have started to engage with local residents to explain the case for change and how they can get involved in supporting their local GP services and wider health services. 

The following meetings across south east Essex have been arranged, please contact amandashears@nhs.net if you would like to attend. 

Date Time Venue
Thursday 20 September 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm  Central Canvey Primary Care Centre, Long Road, Canvey SS8 0JA
Monday 24 September 2018  6.30pm-8.30pm Queensway Surgery, 75 Queensway, Southend SS1 2AB
Wednesday 26 September 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Audley Mills Education Centre, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF
Thursday 11 Ocotber 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm The Whitehouse, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1BU
Tuesday 23 October 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Rochford Parish Council Rooms, West Street, Rochford SS4 1AS
Wednesday 24 October 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Southend Medical Centre, 50-52 London Road, Southend SS1 1NX

Details of future public meetings and other ways to get involved will be posted on this page.  If you would like us to come to a local meeting to present the plan, please contact amandashears@nhs.net.