The last 12 month
We have been instrumental in the Covid-19 vaccination programme across our population. This has included the delivery of pop up clinics in the community to target hard to reach and vulnerable groups, making vaccinations more accessible.
In addition to the Covid-19 vaccine delivery we have established a clinical pharmacy team. The team comprises of two clinical pharmacists and two pharmacy technicians. This has improved patient experience, enhancing clinical capacity across the member GP practices, working to deliver the requirements with the Directed Enhanced Service (DES).
Our vision to develop to a population health model and identify future resource required, we reviewed our governance structure to support this. In addition to the monthly executive board meetings, we are in the process of establishing a clinical group and redefined our operational group which meets monthly to jointly address the operational issues/concerns across the member GP practices, enabling a consistent approach for access, service provision, and developing to meet future needs.
The next 12 months
Our immediate priorities are to ensure the resources are in place to deliver phase 3 of the Covid-19 vaccines to our patient population and implement the service requirements of this year’s DES extending our multi-disciplinary team to improve patient experience as well as saving GP time working collaboratively with other healthcare providers across the wider system. Ensuring we have appropriate resources, digital technology and telephony system to prepare for the challenges of winter and the potential increase in Covid-19 cases to continue providing primary health care.
We will continue to work jointly with partners, including, health providers, the voluntary sector and both the city and county councils to reduce health inequalities and develop a city centre solution for primary care for population health management. We will compliment this work with developing an estates strategy identifying the current and future estate need.
We will be an active member of the Lincolnshire Primary Care Network Alliance (LPCNA) to ensure primary care is a joint partner of the Integrated Care System (ICS) enabling strong foundations to provide excellent population health management across the system.
What we are most proud of
We are extremely proud of the successful delivery of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. We were one of the early sites to deliver the vaccine for the population.
This was in conjunction with the continued provision of primary care throughout Covid-19, developing the team to support and enhance the delivery of primary care.