Dr Charlotte Jones, Chair GPC Wales, said:
“GPC Wales is keen to hear more detail about plans to deliver nineteen new integrated health and care centres across Wales. We would particularly welcome information regarding the allocation of funding and how the distribution of projects has been decided upon.
“Whilst we welcome improving access to services closer to people’s homes, it’s difficult to assess the impact this will have without knowing the intricacies of how it will work. It’s concerning to us that the initial reaction from LMC members suggests that they haven’t been involved in the design of the scheme.
“It’s vital that local clinicians, who understand the needs of the local community, are involved in service design to ensure that patients receive the services they deserve.
“As part of the work to improve access to local services, investment is desperately needed to ensure the GP estate is fit for purpose. Robust premises strategies must be developed, with the full involvement of LMCs.”
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