Tracy Dowling , Chief Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG said “Following a review of the Minor Injury Units (MIU) in Fenland and engagement with the public, staff and local GPs the CCG is proposing to pilot the development of three Local Urgent Care Service (LUCS) hubs. These will pilot in a phased approach from spring 2017.
The aim is to deliver more joined-up, effective, and efficient services that will integrate primary care (GPs), minor injury services, and community care for local residents. The first phase will add GP expertise to the MIU teams, broadening the range of patients and conditions which can be seen and treated locally at the ‘hubs’. We envisage that this will develop over time enabling more patients to choose local services instead of travelling to A&E departments when they do not need to.
The input we have received from GPs, Nurse Practitioners, and the public so far has been invaluable and we will continue to engage with the public in the ongoing development of the pilots.”