This month has seen the launch of the new SevernSide IUC Weekday Professional Line Service for GPs referring to Weston General Hospital, adding to the service already provided for NBT admissions. The team of Call Handlers and Clinicians work from Osprey Court Monday to Friday 8am – 6:30 supporting Healthcare Professionals who are considering an adult medical admission or needing urgent clinical advice?
The team have over a decade of experience in the primary/secondary care interface which allows them to support primary care colleagues by:
- offering clinical advice to facilitate investigation and management of patients with urgent medical problems in the community
- exploring if a hot clinic or community pathway would be an appropriate alternative to admission.
We are currently exploring the opportunity to further extend the service, to also cover BRI medical admissions.