An innovative new strategy aimed at solving some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS in mid and south Essex have been unveiled by a group of GPs today. The proposals have been published by the five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the area and aim to:
- Make it quicker and easier for patients to be seen locally by NHS professionals
- Reduce pressure on GPs so they can focus on patients with the greatest need
- Improve the recruitment of GPs and other healthcare professionals to mid and south Essex
The proposals build on the development of localities/hubs within each CCG area, which has seen GP practices working together to improve the range of services available to local patients and the hours those services are available. The proposals have been developed by local GPs and other NHS and social care staff.