More than 60 GPs from practices across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire gathered together virtually on Tuesday 13 October for our fifth GP members’ event.
This is the first time the event was held online and during the afternoon GPs and CCG colleagues discussed a range of topics including:
- How we can improve our advice and guidance offer and help deliver outpatient care without the need to attend hospital
- Our priorities to get services back up and running following the Coronavirus lockdown when some services were temporarily paused, including referrals from primary care to routine services
- Our stroke services project and how GPs can get involved in this work to improve services for patients
- The new 111 First campaign, which will promote the use of 111 to signpost patients to the most appropriate urgent care service
- The work we are doing to improve the health of people with serious mental illness through physical health checks.
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG Clinical Chair, Dr Jon Hayes, said:
It was great to see so many colleagues from across BNSSG gather together online for this event. We had lots of good presentations and discussions around advice and guidance, stroke services, the new 111 First campaign and improving the health of people with serious mental illness.
It’s important that we come together to share our views and expertise, so that we can continue to improve GP services for our local population. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended for all their contributions and their time.