Proposed changes to NHS Community and Urgent Care Services

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are currently consulting on proposed changes to NHS Community and Urgent Care Services and need your views.


Care Closer to Home will ensure services are joined up and delivered in a seamless way, making it easier for patients to access without the need to go to hospital, unless it is an emergency.  GPs will be able to refer patients to a single assessment service, where a doctor, nurse or other clinician will work with the individual to plan their care.


When people need to access emergency and urgent care, the CCG is suggesting a change in the way these services could be provided too in order to meet the expected increased demand in the future.  


Chief Clinical Officer at North East Essex CCG, Dr Shane Gordon, said: “We are committed to getting as much feedback from local communities and people as possible.  Our aim with both sets of these proposals is to ensure people are at the centre of their care, which is in the right place, at the right time and delivered by the right expert.”


This consultation runs until 23rd February 2015 and they would very much like your input and local people can give their views on these proposals through the following channels:



A copy of the consultation document is available on


In addition a number of public consultation events are still available for local people to attend.

Date Town Venue Time(s)
Weds 18 Feb Brightlingsea Council OfficeVictoria Place, Brightlingsea CO7 0BP 4pm- 6pm
Thurs 19 Feb West Mersea Mersea Centre 38a High St, West Mersea CO5 8QA 2pm – 4pm