Monday, 7 September 2015

Consultation on Minor Injuries services - deadline 11 September

What would improve minor injuries services in South Glos - more services at GP surgeries, or extended services at Yate Minor Injuries Unit?

The South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is looking at a 24 month trial of increased services at GP surgeries, covering:
  • sprains and strains
  • cuts and grazes
  • minor fractures
  • minor head injuries 
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • bites – insect, animal and human
  • minor eye injuries such as scratches, foreign bodies in the eyes
  • nose bleeds
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

They say that the new services "would be available between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. We are also considering options for providing a service outside of these hours – details of which will be shared once they are available... The CCG is also looking to arrange a new X-ray service as part of the proposal, where GPs and patients would get the results shortly after the time of the X-ray instead of several days later"

What do YOU think? Bear in mind that there have been calls for the Minor Injuries Unit at West Gate, Yate to offer more services and to be open longer (e.g. Saturday afternoons, when most sporting injuries happen)

Please complete the Commissioning Group's survey

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