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Care Closer to Home (CC2H) GP Information

Updated 25 April 2016 (correct email for Evolutio)

Care Closer to Home (CC2H) brings together a range of clinical services delivered in the community much closer to where people live. From 1st April 2016, Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) is the lead provider, working in partnership with other NHS providers including Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

Services that were provided by the Trust and now come under Care Closer to Home are:

Making referrals

The Community Gateway provides one point of contact for referrals by GPs and other clinical staff to ensure the safe transfer of patients and onward allocation to the most appropriate service to meet their needs.

For all but five* of the services, referrals should be made through the secure web portal known as the Community Gateway

For an emergency referral, referrals can also be made by telephone to the Community Gateway on 0300 0032 144.

* The five services with referral processes outside of the Community Gateway are:

A detailed referral pack has been sent to all GP practices in north east Essex. Further copies are available from ACE via

A training video has been developed by ACE to help referrers understand the new referral process.

More information on Care Closer to Home can be found on the ACE website