The Acute Visiting Service (AVS) is offered to patients registered with GP surgeries that come under the Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire CCG localities.   Only GPs and their clinical teams can refer patients who require urgent primary care into to AVS for a home visit or advice consultation from one of our clinicians, that might otherwise result in the patient being referred or conveyed to hospital.

AVS is now incorporated into an Integrated Urgent Care service, operating 24 hours per day 365 days per year; the AVS service operates daily, in normal GP Practice daytime hours, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Please see Service Information in Out of Hours Tab for details as to how AVS fits in with ELMS wider service offer.

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