Can you describe the access pathways for members of the community needing part of the ICS? Will all services be "gatekeepered" by GP's?
It is not possible to provide a single response to this question as some services will continue to require a referral from a healthcare professional, most likely to be a GP. This is to ensure that any referral to a clinical specialist is appropriate and comes with the necessary clinical notes. Other services will continue to allow for self referral or self presentation such as using community pharmacies for common health conditions or accessing some mental health services.
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