We cover a mainly rural area with a sparsely spread population. We have only a few towns or sizeable communities. This presents a challenge to provide and maintain sustainable access to services for our population.
Provision of clinical pharmacists for all practices to ensure primary care prescribing is safe, effective, and represents the best possible value for money without any compromise on quality. Achieved through implementation of Local Prescribing Schemes focused on medicine management & optimization.
Provision of extended hours by all practices across the PCN, thus improving access for our patients.
Creation of extended access hub for the locality to further improve access for patients outside of core working hours i.e. evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
Provision of First Contact Physiotherapists to improve rapid access to Musculoskeletal advice and treatment.
Provision of Social Prescribing Link Workers for the locality to help reduce health inequalities by supporting people to unpick complex issues affecting their wellbeing.
Pilot telehealth system in Care Homes including provision of appropriate training. Implement online consultation across the locality to enhance the experience of care for patients and support general practice in managing time and workloads, as well as improving access and sustainability.
Pilot Care Home Visiting service across the patch.
Working at scale and collaborative to align delivery of services, bringing care closer to home for our patients (i.e. pilot One-Stop Dermatology Clinic in General Practice) and improving overall quality of care and patient experience.
Working closely with neighbourhood teams to improve co-ordination of care so as to meet individual patient needs. Launch of project ECHO to improve end of life care for patients in East Lindsey.
Provision of enhanced health in care homes by multidisciplinary teams.
Early cancer diagnosis.
Provision of first contact paramedics.
Provision of mental health practitioners.
Provision of care co-ordinators.
Forging closer relationship with neighbouring PCNs in Lincolnshire East
(Skegness & Coast and Boston) to tackle the unique challenges that we face in our region.
Working in partnership with external organizations to deliver optimal personalised care for the population that we serve.