Further to a previous post on respect of the Harold Wood walk in Polyclinic please find further details on the consultation.
Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs are looking at how we can improve the way community urgent care services are accessed locally. There is a consultation document explaining the rationale behind the consultation, and a questionnaire for local people and stakeholders to provide feedback, both available on our websites:
To help make it easier for people to choose the right service when they have an urgent health need, we are seeking feedback on our proposals to make more urgent appointments bookable in advance by calling NHS 111, as well as the below two options:
· Option 1: Patients can walk in or book urgent appointments at four Urgent Treatment Centres, at King George Hospital, Queen’s Hospital, Harold Wood Polyclinic and Barking Community Hospital. Bookable appointments available at eight community urgent care service locations, and no walk-in service at Loxford Polyclinic or South Hornchurch Health Centre.
· Option 2: Patients can walk in or book urgent appointments at two Urgent Treatment Centres, – King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital. Bookable appointments available at ten community urgent care service locations, and no walk-in service at Harold Wood Polyclinic, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic or South Hornchurch Health Centre.
The consultation is not proposing any changes to emergency care services or changes to the A&E services at any of our local hospitals.
The twelve-week consultation will run until 5pm, 21 August 2018 and we will actively seek feedback from members of the public and stakeholders via an online questionnaire and a series of presentations and public drop-in sessions, details of which are published on our websites.
We’d welcome your help in sharing this information widely across your networks – we want to hear from as many people as possible. Please also let us know if you have any questions about the proposals or the consultation.