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.
What we are asking you
This consultation is to gather the views and opinions of the public on the proposal to move the Cambridge GP Out of Hours base from Chesterton Medical Centre to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s). We want to understand what people think of this proposal.
PLEASE NOTE: Other services that operate from Chesterton Medical Centre are unaffected by these proposals.
This consultation runs from 9:00am on 23 January 2017 until 5:00pm on 6 March 2017.
You can send your feedback to us in many different ways:
- By filling in the survey attached to the consultation document and returning it to:
Freepost Plus RSCR-GSGK-XSHK
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
You can also:
- write to us with your views (at the address above)
- phone us on 01223 725304
- email us your views to firstname.lastname@example.org
- attend the public meetings to tell us what you think
- you can also find us on Twitter @cambspboroccg and on Facebook.
- Monday 6 February, 2pm-3pm and 4pm-5pm
St Andrews Hall, St Andrew's Rd, Chesterton, CB4 1DH
- Wednesday 8 February, 7pm–8pm
Comberton Sports & Arts, West Street, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DU
- Wednesday 15 February, 7pm-8pm
Conference Room, Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge, CB2 3QD
- Thursday 16 February, 6.30pm-7.30pm
The Meadows Centre, 1 St Catharine's Rd, Arbury, Cambridge CB4 3XJ
- Monday 20 February, 2pm-3pm
Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5BS
We will also attend other meetings organised by groups who are interested in these proposed changes. If you would like us to attend your meeting please contact us on the number below.
Meetings may be subject to change, so please do check this website or contact the Communications and Engagement Team: