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Help shape local NHS urgent care services


Waltham Forest GPs are looking to the future for improved urgent care services for local residents.

Across the borough, people are struggling to navigate and access a confusing and inconsistent array of urgent care services provided outside of hospital, so they go to A&E instead.

Working with local people and putting people’s needs at the heart of the proposals, Waltham Forest GPs say that they want to put in place a system where people can get the most appropriate treatment in the right place, at the right time, and be treated by the right person.

Dr Anwar Khan, Chair and Clinical Director of Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“We have looked at best practice, analysed results from a Healthwatch Waltham Forest survey, and undertaken a snapshot of patients attending Whipps Cross A&E to understand why they are attending and what they know about alternative urgent care services. Read more