FOI 2070 GP’s in Emergency Dept

*is the Trust planning to use GPs within any of its emergency departments over the winter months?  Yes.

 *has the Trust recruited/is the Trust planning to recruit GPs to staff its emergency departments over the winter months? If so, how many will be/have been recruited? If so, please confirm (i) the cost of recruitment and (ii) the planned duration of the post(s).

This planning is part of an NHSE initiative commissioned by the CCG.  Provision planned for weekend mornings until February.  Please redirect this question to G&W CCG to gwccg.foi@nhs.net

 *If the Trust is planning to use GPs in A&E departments, how will they fit into the current system/how will they be used?

Also currently exploring employing GP’s in our minor injuries area to see primary care attendances that should not be attending an A &E department but also to support minor injury presentations. 

*If the Trust is planning to use GPs in A&E departments, why is this necessary?

A large proportion of weekend and out-of-hours attendances could have been managed and should have been managed in primary care. 

*If the Trust is NOT planning to use GPs in A&E departments, will it be necessary to employ more consultants/nurses/locums for this coming winter? If so, why?  N/A

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