Birmingham CrossCity CCG, working with West Midlands Ambulance Service, began the Ambulance GP Triage Project on 28 September 2015.
The aim of the project is to reduce the number of patients who are registered with one of the participating GP practices (listed below) being taken to an Emergency Department (A&E) unnecessarily following a 999 call.
West Midlands Ambulance Service crews will be provided with telephone access to a duty doctor at the patient’s GP practice between 8.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday to discuss the patient’s clinical condition whilst on the scene.
The duty doctor will have access to the patient’s medical records and can offer clinical advice and support to the ambulance crew in order to consider alternatives to taking the patient to A&E.
A duty doctor will not be called where it is clear that the patient will need to be taken to hospital, or if it is possible to arrange community services to support the patient to stay at home.
The following GP practices are participating in the project:
- Bartley Green Medical Centre
- Jiggins Lane Surgery
- Leach Heath Medical Centre
- Millenium Medical Centre
- Ridgacre House Surgery
- Shenley Green Surgery
- Woodgate Valley Health Centre
- Nechells Practice (Bloomsbury Health Centre)
- Dr Ross & Partners (Northfield Health Centre)
- Granton Medical Centre
Kingstanding and New Oscott
- Apollo Surgery
- Aylesbury Surgery
- College Road Surgery
- Cotmore Surgery
- Dove Medical Practice
- Dr McQuillan Practice (Bloomsbury Surgery)
- Hillcrest Surgery
- Kingsdale & Perry Park Surgery
- Kingstanding Circle Surgery
- Kingstanding Surgery
- The Oaks Medical Centre
North East Birmingham
- Kingsbury Road Surgery
- Shah-Zaman Surgery (Castle Vale Primary Care Centre)
- St Clements Surgery
- Downsfield Medical Centre
Edgbaston and South Birmingham