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

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:

  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

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.

Important information: Rochford Medical Practice – the GP partnership of Dr Bajen and Dr Blasco

Following ongoing CQC concerns, a mutual decision has been taken by senior partners at Rochford Medical Practice and NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to end a contract to provide primary medical services (GP services).  The decision is supported by NHS England and the Local Medical Committee (LMC).

In light of the immediate nature of this decision, alternative arrangements have been agreed by the CCG with the co-located GP surgery to ensure continuity of GP services. 

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