GP provision in urgent and emergency care
A crucial milestone for NGPS in our role as a primary care provider organisation was securing GP provision in emergency departments, walk-in centres, and urgent treatment centres of Newcastle.
We agreed a memorandum of understanding with VOCARE, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) and North East Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) to form the Newcastle urgent care access alliance.
The alliance began in June 2019 with services in the walk-in centres at Molineux Street, Ponteland Road, Lemington and in the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Our urgent access contract now provides extended access for primary care across the city. Patients can see GPs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday.