Folder A new approach to immediate care - what's your view? (August 2014)
PLEASE NOTE - THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW FINISHED.
Between August and October 2014, Mid Essex CCG consulted with the public and stakeholders on Immediate Care.
Immediate care means any service that is needed unexpectedly or urgently – treating anything from a minor cut to a life-threatening emergency.
Currently in Mid Essex, people access a number of different services when this need arises, this is not only confusing for patients, but also some of the services are expensive; replicate each other and sometimes mean that accident and emergency services are stretched to their limits.
We are currently in the early stages of a five-year transformation for immediate care services.
The transformation is on a large scale and would happen in phases. It involves you, Broomfield Hospital, local GP surgeries, pharmacies, ambulance services, community healthcare and social care services.
In 2014 we asked for and listened to your views to help us shape these changes. We consulted on three ideas:
- The closure of the walk-in service at North Chelmsford Healthcare Centre in March 2015. This does NOT include the GP Practice at the site
- The development of an urgent care centre at Broomfield Hospital with a pilot service starting in 2015
- The overall vision of a clearer and effective immediate care service for mid Essex over the next 2-5 years, developing the potential of NHS 111 and improving the understanding of the options of care available to the public.
People got involved in lots of ways - including online feedback forms, through open workshops, separate meetings or writing to the CCG.
To view the consultation document and the outcomes to the consultation please view the documents section below.