Earlier this month I met with Sheffield’s Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss proposals over Sheffield’s urgent care, following the public consultation over winter. There has been some progress from the consultation, as the concerns over changes in eye care have been taken into account - but there are still many options open for urgent care centres. There are currently 17 proposals under consideration, with thought being given to how viable they are – whether they can be delivered within two years with the resources available. A final decision will likely be made by November.
We must keep urgent care services which are accessible for people in the south of Sheffield in the way the Walk in Centre and the MIU currently are – keeping travel times and pressure on GPs to a minimum is a priority. You can read the CCG’s update on the situation here and as always, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.