The CCG has recently commissioned a new community service for patients with common urological conditions such as kidney, bladder or urinary tract problems. It is provided by GP Care at the Aspen Centre in Gloucester.

The service means that patients can be assessed and have any diagnostic tests they need to identify the nature of the illness in a non-hospital setting, as part of a single appointment.

Waiting times are very short (around two weeks) which can help reduce patients’ anxieties, and most patients leave the appointment with a clear diagnosis and care plan.

We are working with GP Care to extend the service to another location in the county so that more patients can benefit.