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North Denbighshire

 
Cluster Leads Dr Jane Bellamy / Dr Clare Corbett


General Practice in North Denbighshire 
There are six practices which operate in the North Denbighshire Cluster area 

Clarence Medical Centre 
Healthy Prestatyn lach 
Kings House Surgery 
Lakeside Medical Centre 
Madryn House Surgery 
Park House Surgery 

General

Within the Central Area of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board region there are 4 Clusters covering the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire. In 2016 we had appointments of new leads and pioneering a new model of cluster leadership in North Denbighshire with the introduction of 3 leads for one cluster.

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 North Denbighshire Cluster level) to NHS staff for planning purposes. The directory is on the Public Health Wales website.  

Central Area Key Contacts

Clare Darlington; Assistant Area Director of Primary Care (Central) 
Dr Liz Bowen Area Medical Director, Primary Care (interim)

Jodie Berrington. Senior Cluster Co-ordinator (Central) 

Central Area Cluster Leads

Conwy East

Dr Jonathan Williamson

Conwy West

Geraint Davies

North Denbighshire

Dr Jane Bellamy and Dr Clare Corbett

Central and South Denbighshire

Dr Matthew Davies

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

North Denbighshire Cluster IMTP 2020-2023

What are we working on?

Due to the resignation of the cluster lead and inability to find a replacement, North Denbighshire were unable to spend any of the funds for 2015/16.  We have been successful in the appointment of 2 cluster leads and progress has been made on funding schemes for this year 2016/17

What we have already done

North Denbighshire Cluster Network Action Plan 2016-17

The cluster have focused on improving life for patients suffering from chronic pain by working in collaboration with Pain Association Scotland, setting up an intensive self-management course consisting of local monthly group meetings within the cluster. The group provides better understanding of chronic pain and finding positive ways to manage health. This directly supports the patients to take ownership of their conditions whilst providing capacity in practice for GPs to see more complex patients. An evaluation of this service will be carried out, early feedback from patients is positive.

  Funding priorities for 17/18

Practice based pharmacist and pharmacist technician

Developing support for the existing enhanced care service to provide additional mental health practitioner within the service

Investing in our primary care teams by offering Stress Management group sessions for staff

Practice based Physiotherapist

Adolescent mental health and behavioral problems is highlighted as a priority for the cluster. In collaboration with the Health Boards CAMHS team, the cluster has developed a Family Wellbeing practitioner role. This role has been created to support low level family behavioral issues at the first presentation. A family who does not require higher interventions but would benefit from further support is a growing need in North Denbighshire. Whilst supporting GP capacity, it is thought this role will prevent further problems later on for families with issues and support them to work to solutions.

In further support to patients suffering with low level Mental Health such as stress and anxiety, the cluster are also focusing on services delivered by practitioners for Tier 0 patients by researching the market to procure a service to provide active monitoring through self-directed psycho-educational programme using pathway workbooks.

 

Cluster lead update 13/09/2021