Summer is finally upon us, and I’m sure a number of you will be looking forward to having some much deserved time off to enjoy the seasonal weather. We recognise that the summer months could see an increase in the use of health services, particularly A&E and so we’re reminding and encouraging practices to continue promoting alternative services which would be more appropriate for less urgent needs, such as the GP Hubs.
The CCG has created a brand newservice video to help promote the GP Hubs which gives the hub locations and explains the booking process for patients. We would really appreciate if you could ensure the GP Hubs video is displayedon your practice website with accompanying GP Hub information.
The GP Hubs can help reduce the number of unnecessary A&E attendances and also provide more flexibility for patients, by offering both evening and weekend appointments. Please continue to offer these appointments to your patients, especially if they require an earlier appointment than your practice can provide. Thanks for your support.
Type 1 diabetes referrals to secondary care
Due to secondary care referrals needing to be on E-RS the IDS can no longer act as a central point of triage for all Haringey diabetic referrals.