Please note: the urgent care consultation is now closed.

Between 26 September 2017 and 31 January 2018, we ran a consultation on changes to improve urgent care services in Sheffield. 'Urgent care' is treatment for illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening and minor injuries and includes both physical and mental health.

We have worked with our partners, clinicians and members of the public to review all the feedback we received during the consultation and consider whether we should go ahead with the proposals.

Taking into account the feedback and information reviewed, the CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee has decided that we should reconsider the options for reconfiguring minor illness and minor injury services in the city.

Commenting on the decision, Chair of NHS Sheffield CCG Dr Tim Moorhead said: “We are still clear that change is needed to improve care for patients and are committed to making more urgent appointments available in GP practices. The proposals for the urgent treatment centres were based on the benefits of co-locating them with A&E departments so we want to look at whether there might be benefits in other approaches that would outweigh these.

“I hope the decision today reassures people in Sheffield that we take their views seriously and are committed to working with them, and our partners, to determine how we can best provide urgent care in the city.”

 

The report

The full report to the Committee sets out all the information considered and the recommendations regarding each element of the proposal. This concluded that introducing urgent treatment centres would improve care for patients in Sheffield, as would providing more urgent care in GP practices.

However, given the strength of feeling and some of the issues raised during the consultation, the Committee agreed that we need to look again at proposals for where the adult urgent treatment centre should be based and what this would mean for the other elements of the proposals.

You can read the full report here.

You can read more about the 2017/18 consultation here.

 

Next steps

This decision means that we will need to develop alternative options for how services should be configured. We will be doing this with our partners and the public, and taking into account the feedback and information from the consultation.

Details of how we will be doing this and timescales will be available shortly.

 

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For further information, please contact sheccg.engagementactivity@nhs.net or call 0114 305 1212.

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