Consultation on a future model for an integrated Out-of Hours base at Addenbrooke’s (CUHFT)
The CCG has recently commissioned and mobilised a new Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) service which sees the coming together of both NHS 111 and GP Out of Hours (OOH) services, supported by a clinical hub, under a single provider.
When the new integrated service started the location of the Cambridge GP OOH base at Chesterton Medical Centre was reviewed. The current provider has suggested that this is not the most clinically effective site for patients and that a co-located OOH base on the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s) site, as part of an integrated urgent care service with the A&E department, would be more effective. The majority of our other sites are alongside other facilities such as minor injury services or A&E.
The CCG believes that combining this service with the current GP streaming service at Addenbrooke’s can start to alleviate the pressure at the A&E department. Patients who can be seen by a primary care clinician can be streamed to that service, leaving A&E specialist clinicians to deal with those with the greatest need of their help.
There is already a GP streaming service at Addenbrooke’s running as Clinic 9, located a short distance from the A&E department door.
If this proposal is implemented these GPs and the OOH GPs will operate from Clinic 9 as a permanent base seeing patients who do not need A&E specialist care
Health Inequalities Impact Assessment
Consultation meeting at the Medows Centre, Arbury. Questions from the public concerning the Health Impact Assessment
Daniel Zeichner MP says Keep Our Out of Hours GP service in Chesterton.