Join us at our Primary Care Committee meeting in public

NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) took on delegated commissioning of primary care in April 2015. This means that the CCG is responsible for commissioning General Practice services for the population of Castle Point and Rochford.

As part of this the CCG has a Primary Care Co-Commissioning Committee which is a sub-committee of the CCG’s Governing Body established to oversee this additional responsibility. In the interests of openness and transparency, the Primary Care Co-Commissioning Committee will hold its meetings in public starting this month. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend.

The first meeting in public will be held on Monday 16 January 2017 at 1.00pm, at Audley Mills Education Centre, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF.

Pauline Stratford, Chair of the Primary Care Co-Commissioning Committee said:

“We would like to invite members of the public to attend our meetings and find out more about how we commission GP services for local people. Everyone is very welcome to join us.”

The agenda and supporting papers are available at: http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/pcc-meetings/pcc-jan-2017

Extra GP appointments available in Castle Point and Rochford over winter period

From today (3 January 2017) residents of Castle Point and Rochford will now benefit from extra evening GP appointments this January, with all of the 25 GP practices in the area offering an extended service.

Pre-booked GP appointments will be available at two hubs in Rayleigh and Canvey weekdays from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs, the service is expected to run until April 2017. Ask at your GP practice for details about how to book an appointment.

Healthcare services over the Christmas period

Residents of Castle Point and Rochford will benefit from bank holiday GP appointments over the Christmas period, with 20 of the 25 GP practices in the area offering an extended service.

Pre-booked bank holiday appointments will be available through a local GP federation called GP Healthcare Alliance at two hubs in Rayleigh and Benfleet.

The extended service will operate on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December between 9am and 2pm and on Monday 2 January between 10am and 3pm. Ask at your GP practice for more information.

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