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

Southend GP practice receives improved rating from CQC

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Central Surgery in Southend has now been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after inspectors returned to check on progress.

An inspection in April 2016 had rated the surgery as ‘inadequate’ but the latest inspection from the CQC has recognised the improvements made.

Red Bags packing a difference for care home residents

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The red bag scheme or ‘hospital transfer pathway’ is a small change having a big impact by personalising hospital care for care home residents in south east Essex.

This simple patient focused initiative will improve the ambulance service handover to the hospital and will also assist to reduce A&E assessment times for the patient.


Carnarvon Medical Centre is moving premises

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The Carnarvon Medical Centre, in Carnarvon Road, will be relocating to purpose-built premises within the North Road Primary Care Centre, in North Road, on 9th July 2018. 

It will be known as the Carnarvon Road Surgery following the move to North Road, located less than a quarter of a mile (or a ten minute walk) away from the existing Carnarvon Road site.