Update regarding Same Day Access proposals in North West London – 6 March 2024

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Commissioners agree to alter the 2024/25 single offer for enhanced services to remove the Same Day Access requirements.

Thank you for working with us and feeding back your thoughts and views on the North West London proposals regarding Same Day Access. ICB leads have indicated that they have reflected on and valued the feedback we have provided and are actively looking at how we can move forward positively.

Following the intense and concentrated work of the Londonwide LMCs NWL team and your local LMC leaders we have now reached the position, confirmed in the message sent yesterday by NWL ICB, that “The Same Day Access programme will not form part of the single offer for enhanced services for 2024/25”.

The key outcomes so far are set out here, in addition to the removal of same day access from the single offer for enhanced services, there is agreement to prioritise continuity of care.

Londonwide LMCs and your local LMC team will be continuing these discussions, working with practices and PCNs to develop their own approaches regarding access for their patient populations. We will also continue to focus on addressing wider system pressures which are impacting on our ability to provide the care we want for our patients, such as inappropriate workload transfer to general practice. The goal is to deliver funding for general practice for the long term, working closely with commissioners and patients to ensure that any additional funds are deployed effectively, in support of practices and patients.

We will continue to update you on our progress. If you have not already done so, you may wish to join this WhatsApp group which we will use to share shorter updates on what is going on locally. To join the group please follow this link from the phone where you have your WhatsApp account installed.