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

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 a 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. 

All meetings are from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Date Venue
Thursday 20 September 2018 Central Canvey Primary Care Centre, Long Road, Canvey SS8 0JA
Monday 24 September 2018  Queensway Surgery, 75 Queensway, Southend SS1 2AB
Wednesday 26 September 2018 Audley Mills Education Centre, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF
Thursday 11 October 2018 The Whitehouse, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1BU
Monday 15 October 2018 Room 8, Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP
Tuesday 23 October 2018 Rochford Parish Council Rooms, West Street, Rochford SS4 1AS
Wednesday 24 October 2018 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.

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