Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Have your say on where central GP led services will be offered in Grays

GRAYS residents are being asked for their views on the potential options for the future location of GP services to support the Grays Integrated Medical and Wellbeing Centres.

Local people will be able to share their thoughts on these proposals from July 22 until 1 September, by completing an online survey or by attending a face-to-face drop-in session.

GP practices in Grays need modern purpose-built facilities to deliver services and work in partnership with wider health, community and care partners through the Better Care Together Thurrock model. This partnership working within the new Integrated Health and Wellbeing Centres will mean more appropriate and flexible space to support Thurrock’s growing population.

Tiffany Hemming, Interim Executive Director of Oversight, Assurance and Delivery for Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board said: “We are working with our GPs and wider health and care teams to ensure we provide the best possible service for the people of Thurrock. The Integrated Medical and Wellbeing Centres will have a primary care (GP led) element attached to them and we can see these could become the focal point for Primary Care Network delivered services – such as mental health and physiotherapy. Please give us your views as Grays residents on what the best choice would be.”

There are four Primary Care Networks (groups of GP practices) in Thurrock, including Grays Primary Care Network, that offer a range of services to support their local population. This includes mental health, physiotherapy, long term conditions support and more.  

You can find out more about the potential options for GP practice buildings in Grays and share your views:https://www.midandsouthessex.ics.nhs.uk/get-involved/engagements/gp-services-grays

The survey is for people who live in the RM16 Grays postcode area and / or attend a GP practice in this area. If you don’t live in this area, you don’t need to complete this survey.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 2 September 2022.

There is also a face-to-face engagement opportunity on 27 July 2022 from 4pm – 7pm at The Community House, Seabrooke Rise, New Rd, Grays RM17 6DR and 31 August 2022 from 12.30pm – 4pm at Stifford Clays Medical Centre, Crammavill St, Grays RM16 2AP. Both are drop-in events to see the plans, ask questions and residents can fill in the survey in person there, if preferred.


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