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RCGP commissioning guidance says action needed to help vulnerable groups

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Mark Platt
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RCGP commissioning guidance says action needed to help vulnerable groups
Posted on: December 18 2013, 03:33 pm

Radical changes are needed to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable groups including sex workers, Gypsies and Travellers and homeless people according to new commissioning guidance for GPs. The paper, Improving access to health care for Gypsies and Travellers, homeless people and sex workers, written by the Royal College of General Practitioners and Department of Health says that GPs who commission services in England, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, should consider paying for mobile units and clinics, and other outreach facilities.
   
Cultural awareness training for frontline NHS staff dealing with Gypsies and Travellers is another key recommendation in new guidance, aimed at improving access to healthcare for vulnerable groups.

See: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/news/2013/december/urgent-action-needed-for-sex-workers-gypsies-and-travellers.aspx
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