Assessment Centre Roll Out Underway

9 April 2020 8:25am

The innovative assessment centre developed by Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups is continuing with its original roll out plans with another site announced in Telford.

Health bosses at the CCGs are now working up detailed plans with the aim of opening the latest assessment centre next week at the Telford International Centre, with a firm opening date to be confirmed.

The centre is a temporary primary care facility for coronavirus positive or potential patients to receive primary care services so they can avoid going to go to their own practices and reduce the potential for further infection. It is for pre-booked appointments only and people can be referred to the centre after speaking to their own local GP practice.

Nicky Wilde, Director of Primary Care, said “It was always the plan to roll out the assessment centre and now we have launched the first one, we have a successful model to use.

“There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get such a major project off the ground but there has been a great team effort and we are looking at the centre going live next week.

“It will follow the same model as the one at Shrewsbury Town Football Club and, just like that one, it will accept patients who have  pre-booked appointment from across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.”

Further details will be available shortly and updates provided by the CCG.