Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
From 1 July 2019, all GP practices - including ours - will start to work together in ‘Primary Care Networks’ (PCNs), to share their expertise and resources over wider geographical area.
The NHS’s Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, aims to integrate a lot of services which have traditionally worked separately - like mental health services, physiotherapy and social care. By working together in a PCN, practices like ours can offer you a wider range of services than we can on our own, and give you much faster and more efficient access to the right care and support.
Each PCN will develop teams of healthcare professionals, including GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community paramedics, physiotherapists and other health workers, to provide tailored care for patients in their community. A ‘Social Prescriber’ will be appointed in each PCN to help direct people to a whole range of non-medical services, like social clubs, community support groups and exercise activities, that will help them take greater control of their own health and stay well.
Within the South Eastern Hampshire CCG area, PCNs will deliver personal care valued by patients and GPs, and allow better collaboration between us and other practices. Locally, we belong to Havant & Waterlooville PCN, which is made up of the following 6 GP practices:
Bosmere Medical Practice, Park Lane Surgery, Staunton Surgery, The Denmead Practice, Oaks Healthcare & The Village Practice
The surgery has been successful in a bid for financial support to improve the quality of care for patients and their families with dementia both in the surgery and within the wider community. We are also proud to have secured Dementia Friendly status. Benefits include improved experience for patients and their carers and staff being better equipped to deliver high quality dementia care.
Our aim is to
- Recognise dementia earlier
- Support a prompt diagnosis so patients and families have more time to plan their future.
- Support patients and their carers from diagnosis to end of life
- Contact patients within one month of discharge from Older Peoples Mental Health Services
- Contact patients within 1 week of discharge following a hospital admission
- Help build and a support a dementia friendly community.
Kim Badcock our former nurse practitioner will be working in the practice for one day per week to help develop and deliver this service.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Awards Ceremony was held in London on 25 June 2018, attended by over 300 community nurses and their guests.
We are proud to announce that
was one of the winners of the
Queen Mother’s Award for Outstanding Service.
Photographer credit: Kate Stanworth