Over the last year our VCS Provider Ccommunity has been delivering a new service is aimed at providing additional core capacity in general practice, at a time when there is considerable pressure on healthcare services as a result of rising patient demand. This service enables patients to receive high quality, responsive care for extended hours beyond the current core contract offer and is delivered in addition to core hours and in addition to clinical sessions delivered outside core hours.
Our current service provides equitable extended access to health care services closer to home on site or on the phone and aims to ensure a seamless service for patients irrespective of how and when they enter the system. The services we currently offer in the Extended Access Provision are:
- Young People’s Counselling
- Welfare and Benefits Advice
- Mental Health Triage Service
- Young People’s Transition work
This contract runs until October 2019.