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Community Services Review

Latest update on our Community Services Review

The updated working document (Version 1.3) Case for Change following the Review of Minor Injury Units (MIUs), Diagnostic, Assessment and Access to Rehabilitation and Treatment (DAART) Services and Community Beds is available is now available in full. Please click here or on the attached PDF at the right of this page.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Community Service Review pre-engagement. Patients are at the heart of everything that we do, which is why we are committed to continuing to engage with communities and patients in decisions about the future of health and care services.

Thank you to all the Shropshire participants who worked with us on the Community Service Review pre-engagement, we are grateful for your insights and ideas that have been shared and welcome your support. I would also like to thank all the patient and public representatives who have worked with us. All the feedback will be taken forward and used to help shape future health and care services.

It has been established through the Community Service Review there is a Case for Change for the following three services;

  • Minor Injury Units (MIUs)
  • Community Beds and Diagnostics
  • Assessment and Access to Rehabilitation and Treatment (DAART).

These three services will now undergo an options appraisal process with MIUs moving into the wider review of the county’s urgent care system as required by NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View. Community Beds and DAART will be taken forward into the wider Out of Hospital programme for option development.

If you would like to discuss the details of future next steps or have any further questions please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Finola Lynch

GP and Clinical Lead