• Recruited and employed a team of Community Pharmacists.
  • Initiated First Contact Physio Service in partnership with LCHS and LPFT.
  • Care Coordination Service supporting frail people at home and in care homes.
  • Set up Red site and home visiting service to deal with patients with COVID-19 symptoms at Grantham hospital.
  • Mental Health Transformation with new staff integrated into the Neighbourhood Team and a new community centre in Grantham town pending doors opening.
  • Developed Community Diabetes model in partnership with LCHS and ULHT.
  • Discharge to Assess development programme with the Neighbourhood Leads and responding to the changes at Grantham Hospital due to COVID-19.
  • Online Consulting, implementing askmyGP service to improve patient access.
  • Extended Access and Extended Hours delivered at a central hub in Grantham and supported by local delivery at every member practice.
  • Adopting the use of Ardens templates to improve and standardise the quality of referrals, pathways, collecting information and reporting.
  • Internal internet for sharing information, Learning Management System and records management.
  • Management of the GOS-18 Ophthalmology Gateway service.

  • To further bolster our workforce by developing new services in partnership with other delivery partners and recruiting.  This will include introducing a Community Paramedic scheme with EMAS following a successful pilot in Sleaford.
  • A leadership programme for our board and member practices and to support the development of a population health approach to help us mature as a network.
  • To roll out more services into collaborative working with secondary care and community health closer to, and more convenient for our patients, including: Community Phlebotomy Services, Community Respiratory Services, Community Dermatology Services, Community Diabetes, and Community Mental Health.
  • Focus on supporting people with Learning Disabilities, starting initially with a programme to improve LD Health Checks.
  • Continuing to support Neighbourhood Working with particular focus on working with community nursing and therapy solutions for frail and vulnerable people.
  • Working closer with the community and voluntary sector as a fundamental part of our Neighbourhood Team.  Implement Care Navigation and signposting as an integral part of our member practice and neighbourhood operating model.
  • To assist practices with managerial and clinical support where required, including the potential for shared administrative services.
  • We intend to develop a new Primary care site in Grantham in response to forecast population growth.