How did that meeting go on Tuesday about polyclinics?
From the Hockley Residents Association website:
No Polyclinic but more NHS dentists
PCT bosses have refuted the idea of a polyclinic for Rayleigh/Hockley/Rochford
but admitted they are looking for a clinic in the Rayleigh area. A packed meeting
heard local GP, Dr S Mahmud, outline his ideas for developing his existing practice
and applauded loudly, echoing national criticism of polyclinics. The PCT also
acknowledged the need to upgrade/replace the ageing Hockley Clinic and the HRA
remains concerned these facilities could be lost to a new clinic in Rayleigh.
The good news was that NHS dentists’ capacity in Hockley/Rochford will be
increased by about 50% in the next few weeks. The majority will go to Rochford
but the White Hart Lane dentists will get the equivalent of an extra 2 days
per week (an increase of about 25%). An announcement will soon be made of when
and how to register – watch this space.
A bit of fun:
Your parrot can only be prescribed drugs at the Pollyclinic if the vet considers the condition to be tweetable.
The NHS is always going to be subject to massive change; I for one am very proud of what we have managed to achieve in the last 60 years and we must constantly review how we manage the NHS. Whatever is decided, some people aren’t going to be happy with the outcome but what is important is that we establish a proper dialogue between practitioners, patients, local and central government and find a plan of action that gives the best possible solution to the challenges we face as a community and as a nation. Happy 60th birthday NHS.