There are 81 GP practices in Gloucestershire and these are grouped into geographical localities. Each Gloucestershire locality has a GP liaison lead sitting on the Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body and a Locality Executive Group where ‘local’ decisions can be made.
What is the role of the Locality Executive Group?
- Supporting two way engagement – communicating with GP practices and ensuring practices input into the work of the CCG
- Providing vital intelligence for the CCG on local health needs and the reality of services on the ground
- Leading local service developments and ensuring strong links with the local community.
The GP practices in each locality have now formed clusters to enable them to work at scale and to improve access to services for their patients. Clusters will now be offering appointments to their patients up until 8pm each weekday evening and at weekends. Patients may have to travel a little further to attend, but they will be able to see a doctor seven days a week.