North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced changes to local non-emergency patient transport services. The changes, which are now in effect, concern the eligibility of the service.
As part of the COVID-19 response, and in line with NHS England national guidance, non-emergency patient transport services in North Central London were available to patients who had been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’.
The Department of Health and Social Care announced in September that the shielding programme for people identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ had ended. As a result, eligibility for local non-emergency patient transport services has been returned to pre-pandemic national eligibility criteria.
Non-emergency patient transport services are now only available to people who meet the national eligibility criteria. Patients with existing appointments for non-emergency patient transport services will be unaffected by this change.
To find out if you are eligible for this service, you can call 03332 404 909. For more information, visit North Central London CCG’s webpage.