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Conwy West

 
Cluster Lead Geraint Davies / Dr Catherine Hughes
 

General Practices in Conwy West
Conwy West cluster comprises of 12 General Practices, one of which is managed by the Health Board, with a total practice population of 63,461. This cluster is diverse having 3 GP practices located in a rural area covering wide geographical area. 

Bodreinallt 
Craig Y Don Medical Practice 
Llys Meddyg (Conwy) 
Lonfa 
Meddygfa (Betws y Coed) 
Meddygfa Gyffin 
Mostyn House Medical Practice 
Plas Menai Surgery 
The Medical Centre (Penrhyn Bay) 
The Surgery (Llanwrst) 
Uwchaled Medical Practice 
West Shore Surgery  

Within the Central Area of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board region there are 4 Clusters covering the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire.

BCUHB Cluster Population Health Directory

The North Wales Population Health Directory (NWPHD) focuses on the public health priorities and provides information on population health need at different geographical levels (including at Conwy West Cluster level) to NHS staff for planning purposes. The directory  is on the Public Health Wales website.  

Central Area Key Contacts

Clare Darlington; clare.darlington@wales.nhs.uk Assistant Area Director of Primary Care  (Central) 
Dr Liz Bowen Area Medical Director, Primary Care (interim)

Jodie Berrington. Senior Cluster Co-ordinator (Central)  jodie.berrington@wales.nhs.uk

Central Area Cluster Leads  

Conwy East

Dr Jonathan Williamson

Jonathan.williamson2@wales.nhs.uk

Conwy West

Geraint Davies

Geraint.davies4@wales.nhs.uk

North Denbighshire

Dr Jane Bellamy and Dr Clare Corbett

Jane.bellamy@wales.nhs.uk  
Clare.corbett@wales.nhs.uk

Central and South Denbighshire

Dr Matthew Davies

 Matthew.davies6@wales.nhs.uk

Each Cluster is allocated funding to support cluster priorities in line with Welsh Government priorities to improve access and equity of access or to improve the skill mix within primary care, not least to promote the prudent use of resources.

Individual Cluster Plans and Reports
Conwy West Cluster IMTP 2020-2023

What are we working on?

The cluster is exploring the benefits of a ‘sub cluster’ for the more rural practices within Conwy West who have different priorities to the more coastal practices. This approach will look to improve the development of the maturity of the cluster and better serve all patients across the area

   What we have already done

Conwy West Cluster Network Action Plan 2016-17

The Community Navigator service has integrated itself into the cluster and feedback is extremely positive with good patient outcomes and successful navigation. This service has contributed to the positive relationship between third sector and Primary Care. The evaluation of this service is ongoing.

Diabetes Nurse

The cluster identified the need to improve diabetic care for patients in primary care.  The nurse is currently full time and started working with the cluster in May 2016.  The nurse up skills primary care clinical staff in the best care for diabetic patients and also educates staff to reduce the need for referral into secondary care.

Mental Health Counselling

The implementation of Mental Health counselling in Conwy West has been similar to Conwy East.  The same outcomes and benefits are being collected and the waiting time reduction has also been achieved.  

Funding priorities for 17/18

Practice based pharmacists

Mental health counselling

Practice based Physiotherapist

To establish the continuation of development of each cluster, working closely with the co-ordination teams and Area Team, to build on the existing maturity and aspirations and focusing on sustainability

The rural sub-cluster is exploring the benefits of a Primary Care Treatment centre for patients who are isolated. This will support patients unable to travel and demand on the practices. Patients living in the rural areas of the cluster find access to services are limited and the practices are exploring new ways of working with secondary care.