NHS Norfolk and Waveney is running a public consultation on options for the future of several general practice services in Norwich.
The Walk-in Centre (WiC), Vulnerable Adults Service – Inclusion Health Hub (VAS), and GP Practice on Rouen Road are currently provided under one contract that will expire in March 2024. NHS Norfolk and Waveney is consulting with the public at this early stage to gain the public’s views to inform the decision and help shape how services are delivered in future.
Following two rounds of engagement work in 2022, NHS Norfolk and Waveney has outlined three possible options and is seeking the public to share their views on these, as well as to suggest other ways that general practice services could be delivered in the area.
Option 1 – keep the VAS, GP practice, and WiC (no change)
Option 2 – keep the VAS and GP practice, and close the WiC
Option 3 – keep the VAS and GP practice. Use the same amount of money that is currently invested in services at the WiC and redesign it so that services could be offered in a different way across Norwich.
A full review of background information, explanation of why these services are being considered, and advantages and disadvantages of each option are provided in the consultation document.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney is keen to hear the views of public, patients, healthcare professionals, and any interested parties to provide a sound database of information that will be used to inform the outcome of the consultation. All views and ideas about how healthcare services could be delivered are welcome.