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NON URGENT PATIENT TRANSPORT

NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across the South West are working collaboratively to develop a consistent approach to eligibility for NHS-funded patient transport.  

Patient transport is a non-emergency service offered to people who cannot get to their hospital appointments because their health condition impacts on their ability to use routine transport (cars/trains/buses/taxis/wheelchair taxis).  

National eligibility criteria were set in 2007, however these have been subject to variation in local interpretation, agreed exclusions, and the way that eligibility is applied.  

The aim of the CCGs is to ensure that NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport is provided in a fair way for all those who need help getting to hospital appointments.  

Equity of entitlement to NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport hinges on all patients being considered against a common eligibility assessment, which in turn necessitates the removal of any existing automatic entitlements.

In support of this aim, the CCGs have agreed a short patient/public questionnaire to help inform the process.  

You can complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NHS_NEPTHaveYourSay 

Or phone 01278 727442 and ask for a hard copy.

The questionnaire is open to receive responses from 16 October to 10 November 2017.


Have your say

In support of this aim, the CCGs have agreed a short patient/public questionnaire to help inform the process.  

You can complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NHS_NEPTHaveYourSay 

Or phone 01278 727442 and ask for a hard copy.

The questionnaire is open to receive responses from 16 October to 10 November 2017.


Find out more

'Survey seeks user's views on 'fairer' access to patient transport service' news release - Read the fairer access to patient transport news release

Details of the service and its current eligibility criteria is available from: http://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/your-health/patient-transport/


CONTACT US

Contact Somerset CCG by phone or email:

01935 384000

enquiries@somersetccg.nhs.uk

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