Social Prescribers / Link Workers
Working in conjunction with connect well and Citizens Advice Bureau
A link worker will be available to assist patients with welfare and social advice
Paramedic in Primary Care (PIPC)
Working in conjunction with Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Paramedics work with the surgeries to undertake home visits to housebound patients and provide minor ailments clinics
The two paramedics working with us are specialist paramedics seconded via Yorkshire ambulance trust (YAS)
They have worked with us now for over a year and provided an excellent service and feedback from patients is excellent
Pharmacist in Primary Care
Working in conjunction with Hull University Hospital Trust
Pharmacists are due to commence in our surgeries at the beginning of October/ November
They will assist with safe prescribing and review of medications
National Service Specifications
Primary care networks (PCNs) will eventually be required to deliver a set of seven national service specifications.
Five will start by April 2020: structured medication reviews, enhanced health in care homes, anticipatory care (with community services), personalised care and supporting early cancer diagnosis. The remaining two will start by 2021: cardiovascular disease case-finding and locally agreed action to tackle inequalities.
As a primary care network we will also be expected to think about the wider health of our population, taking a proactive approach to managing population health and, from 2020/21, assessing the needs of their local population to identify people who would benefit from targeted, proactive support.
From 20/21 we also be looking at others services and possibility of engaging physician associates and first contact physiotherapists.