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CCG posts maps of available services

CCG posts maps of available services

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West Essex clinical commissioning group (CCG) has created maps of local services in a bid to ease pressure on A&E departments. 

The maps for patients show a range of health services and will be posted to every home. 

Three localised maps have been produced by West Essex CCG which are available to download on the website. 

The maps show how to access out of hours doctors services, social and community services and outline the services available at doctors surgeries and pharmacies, compared to the local A&E department. 

Harlow GP and chair of West Essex CCG, Dr Rob Gerlis, said: “We have a wide range of services available, and need to keep A&E for real emergencies, especially over the winter period.” 

Late last year West Suffolk CCG released a 28-page directory of available local health services with the same aim. 

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