Funding has been made available for 32 community hubs the purpose of which is to divert the assessment of those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 from General Practice / Primary Care. These hubs are likely to be existing Primary Care Centres which will be repurposed as COVID Community Assessment Hubs. The 35 locations are currently being determined.
Purpose of Community Assessment Hubs
The community assessment hub will provide for the examination of patients and will determine the next stage in their pathway, which can be:
Assessments will be completed by healthcare staff in the COVID Community Assessment Hubs either in person or via weblink. Assessment forms and decision-making tools for onward referrals will be available and are currently under construction.
An outreach service will be required to assess/ support people who cannot travel to the community assessment hub.
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