New campaign set to bust primary care myths in Doncaster

A new campaign has launched in Doncaster to bust myths and address misconceptions about primary care services, led by NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
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Services are available

In Doncaster, a wide range of primary care services exist, to help keep people fit and healthy. These include pharmacies, local practice, Doncaster Same Day Health Centre, the GP out of hour’s service and community nurses. So whatever issue or complaint people have, there is always a service that can provide the right information, support, advice and treatment.

Where to go?

Like other areas across the country, many people continue to use the emergency department unnecessarily because they don’t always know where to go for help. Some of these reasons include lack of awareness of what services exist and the perception of attending the emergency department being a quicker alternative.

More Choice More Appointments

Today’s campaign aims to address these misconceptions head on, making it easier and quicker to understand what services are available and how they can be accessed.

Today’s campaign launches with a clear focus on choice and access, reminding Doncaster folk about the ‘More choice, more appointments’ service which operates from five locations across Doncaster.

Healthwatch comment

You can read more about the campaign here including comments from healthcare professionals and there’s a response from our Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Goodall:

“It is great to see this great new campaign building on vital insight and feedback from local people in Doncaster.

“This is a positive step in the right direction which clearly shows how this feedback is being used to improve services and help people access services in ways that suit them.”

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