The last 12 months

Our 5 member practices are actively engaged in delivering the objectives of population health via the delivery of the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES).

We have been actively engaged with all phases of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

We also formed a ‘Task and Finish’ group to plan, develop, implement and monitor the PCN’s Covid-19 Local Vaccination Service.

We are now set to deliver the flu programme in its entirety this autumn and winter.

We have recruited a number of additional roles, including clinical pharmacists, social prescribing link workers, and first contact physiotherapists. We are also developing a paramedic team that is place based which will support the local ambulance service to deliver services that are more streamlined.

We have successfully engaged in the Enhanced Health in Care homes service specifications and deliver a weekly multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting. Local care homes have started seeing the benefit from this approach to the care provided for their residents. Within this piece of work we are actively engaged in increasing use of digital tools and platforms to help deliver patient centred care.

The local Mental Health Transformation programme is another area that we fully support through being partners with local mental health providers to utilise Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) funding for expanding the place based mental health team with the specific purpose of supporting the needs of our severely mentally ill patients.

The next 12 months

Over the next 12 months we will build on the successes from previous years in recruiting more ARRS roles to address Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, obesity and mental health within our population.

Greater collaboration with stakeholders across the patch and alignment with the larger direction of travel of the Integrated Care System (ICS) will be key to achieve tangible success.

What we are most proud of

Our Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Our successes in recruiting to our ARRS role.