18 new Local Services available near you

Making your care more convenient, in your own community

18 treatments are now available in a convenient, community setting. If you already receive any of these treatments in a hospital setting, this will save you the trip, because you can now get the care you need in a nearby GP surgery or hub.

This is part of our bold plan to make it easier than ever for you to access a range of treatments and care packages, from blood tests and ECGs to wound care and some mental health services.

Which 18 new Local Services are now available in a community setting?

The 18 new services are:

  • ABPM or Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (When your blood pressure is tested every 30 minutes for 24 hours)
  • Phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • Case Finding, Care Planning and Case Management (to support patients at high risk of hospital admission or with complex health and social care needs)
  • Coordinate My Care (to support patients with end of life care)
  • Diabetes - High Risk of Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Level 1 (Monitoring)
  • Diabetes - Level 2 (Initiation of Insulin)
  • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
  • Homeless people specialist services
  • Mental health (common complex problems)
  • Mental health (serious)
  • Near Patient Monitoring (for patients who take specific high risk medicines and need frequent blood tests and monitoring)
  • Ring Pessary (a device inserted into the vagina to hold the uterus or other pelvic organs in place)
  • Spirometry testing (a breathing test to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions)
  • Warfarin Monitoring (a medicine that stops blood clotting)
  • Warfarin Advanced Monitoring (a medicine that stops blood clotting)
  • Weekend and evening GP access
  • Wound care

Find out more about these new services here