The contract for services provided at Slough Walk in Centre at Upton Park hospital expired in December 2015. An extension to this contract was provided for 18 months and expires in June 2017.
The service is currently commissioned by NHS England. The contract extension period has provided NHS England, Slough CCG and Windsor, Ascot and Maidnenhead (WAM) CCG with an opportunity to review the current service and consider how the service could be developed in the future.
Slough CCG is working together with WAM CCG and Chiltern CCG, stakeholders and patients and the public to agree a new model of care which will fit with the local primary care strategy and deliver improved primary care services.
Five options were considered for the walk in element of the service. Each of the options are described in the Slough Walk in Centre Options Appraisal document, which can be downloaded below.
Option 5, the preferred option, emerged during a meeting which had evolved from the thinking around the ‘Steps to the Future’ strategy for primary care in Slough and the review of the Walk in Centre. This option brought together elements of the first 18 months of learning from the Slough PMCF together with the knowledge and experience of existing commissioning plans in Slough, such as complex case management.
Engagement with stakeholders
There have been a number of engagement workshops with our local stakeholders.
Stakeholders at this meeting: Providers, CCGs, Governing body members, local authority, patient and public representation
Outcome: A better understanding of the usage of current services was required.
The future of the Slough Walk in centre also needed to factor in what Slough and WAM CCGs are planning regarding local urgent care services and enhanced primary care services
Future Options for Slough Walk in Centre Workshop
Frimley Health Presentation
Berkshire Healthcare Trust presentation
Stakeholders at this meeting: GPs from Slough, WAM and Chiltern
Outcome: GPs discussed the options presented
SWIC Walk in Element
January 2016 PPE Workshop
Stakeholders at this meeting: Local authority, patient and public representation from Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead and Chiltern
Outcome: Participants discussed the options presented and favoured option 5 in an Upton/Slough Central based location.
SWIC Walk in Element
In addition the CCG has been invited to present the options for the future of the Walk in centre to the local authority scrutiny committee in January and March.
Slough Walk in Centre Options for a Future Service March 2016 HOSC paper
Slough Walk in Centre January 2016 HOSC paper