Newsletter January 2020 (PDF, 492KB)
Special Points of Interest in the newsletter:
Primary Care Networks - What are they and what are we doing?
A primary care network consists of groups of general practices working together with a range of local providers across primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector, to offer more personalised, co-ordinated health and social care to the local population.
Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the 'front door' of the NHS.
We will be working alongside paramedics, clinical pharmacists, social prescribers and physician’s assistants to deliver a holistic approach to healthcare, with a strong focus on prevention and personalised care.
We will use data and technology to assess population health needs and health inequalities; to inform, design and deliver practice and populations scale care models; support clinical decision making, and monitor performance and variation to inform continuous service improvement.
We will make sure that we are making the best use of collective resources across practices and other local health and care providers to allow greater resilience, more sustainable workload and access to a larger range of professional groups.
If you would like to know more about our PCN do please watch the video below.