Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Reading have today published a report outlining local peoples’ healthcare comments and concerns. The report follows the successful GP Question Time event, which took place in November, and includes responses from healthcare commissioners to several of the issues raised at the event.
For example, around the issue of urgent care, the GP Question Time report highlights that Reading CCGs were able to provide extra resources to GP practices to deal with additional pressures over the winter period this year. Additional funding of c. £4 million resulted in over 3,700 additional appointments being made available to patients in Reading. Following patient feedback, the referral criteria for Reading Children’s Clinic was changed allowing local parents to book appointments directly with the clinic.
The GP Question Time report summarises all of the discussions that took place in November and covers a range of topics ranging from urgent care, to mental health, end of life care and how health staff and social care services work together.
The GP Question Time event is one of many initiatives organised by Clinical Commissioning Groups in Reading which bring local people, clinicians and commissioners together. To find out more or to participate in online surveys about the NHS and health care provision in your area, please register with the Berkshire Health Network.