Albion Medical Practice
Right Care Right Place (RCRP) communications reminder – Autumn/Winter 2022
Across Greater Manchester the demand for healthcare services remains very high. This pressure is being felt across General Practice and community services, as well as in our Acute trusts, with our Emergency Departments and ambulance services highly pressured. Although health services remain at high demand it is important people continue to access care when they need it. In addition to accessing services where and when invited, such as vaccines, healthchecks, and screening appointments, there is also information on the range of routes to access care and advice at Right Care Right Place (tameside.gov.uk).
Those who require advice or treatment for urgent, but not life-threatening, medical issues should continue to seek NHS support via the NHS 111 online or telephone service as the first port of call. NHS 111 has full knowledge of and access to local services and can arrange the right care in the right place depending on an individual’s needs, including booking appointments in the Emergency Department, other urgent care services and community pharmacies, or arranging an ambulance if this is needed.
People requiring urgent mental health support can find their local 24/7 NHS urgent mental health helpline and other support options at nhs.uk/urgentmentalhealth
Community pharmacies are also providing a wide range of services, including consultations for minor illnesses. They also provide support for managing new medicines following discharge from hospital to help reduce readmission.
Evening and Saturday appointments are available through General Practice across Tameside via your Primary Care Network, you can find out more about these appointments via your General Practice reception.
Ambulance and A&E services remain available for those who require emergency care.