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A new vision for GP primary care services

A new vision for GP primary care services

NHS commissioners in Reading are inviting people to give their views on how GP services might change in the future. A new leaflet launched this week sets out ideas for change and invites residents to consider five key questions.

Our Vision for Developing GP Primary Care Services in Your Area was launched by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Reading this week. The leaflet, available online and in local surgeries, describes how GPs, community and social care services will work together to deliver the right care and to help keep people healthy.

With demand for appointments increasing each year, challenges in recruiting staff and advances in technology, commissioners say the NHS must adapt and change. The new leaflet sets out five goals for developing local primary care services during the next few years and explains how people can share their feedback.

The new leaflet is available in all Reading surgeries and also online http://southreadingccg.nhs.uk/primary-care-strategy

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Notes to editor

  • The website includes versions of the leaflet in four other languages - Nepalese, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.
  • Clinical commissioning groups are responsible for planning, designing and paying for NHS services. This includes planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation, most community services and mental health and learning disability services. Working with NHS England, this now includes planning GP services.
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