An innovative pilot scheme to improve GP services to care home residents in Southend has won praise from a national charity. The project was given the go ahead by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will see the creation of a stand-alone GP service in the borough which will provide specialist support for care home residents.
Plans for a new service are to be developed which would ensure patients are only admitted to A&E if they have a serious and urgent need. The proposal was agreed by both NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southend CCG at their respective Governing Body meetings today (Thursday). A public consultation across south east Essex found 61% in favour of the proposal.