GP Practices in Bridgend West
The Bridgend West Network is one of three community network areas in Bridgend. There are three practices which operate in the Bridgend West cluster area
Porthcawl Group Practice
The Surgery (North Cornelly)
The West Cluster Network is the smallest of the networks across ABM including a cluster of three GP practices, one of which is a training practice serving a population of 34,300. The cluster network estate includes three main practices and two branch surgeries. The West Cluster Network area contains four Nursing and six Residential Homes. There are eight community pharmacies and five dental practices. The network covers a high proportion of elderly residents in parts and although some areas of affluence exist, there are a number of areas of high deprivation. Porthcawl is also a holiday resort and is home to a large static caravan park.
The cluster network achieved a number of objectives during 2015/16 including:
Chronic Disease Nurse for housebound patients in order to provide a person-centered, holistic approach to the management and education of patients with chronic morbidities.
Development of a role for cluster pharmacist.
GP has completed part 1 and commenced part 2 of RCGP course to enable the delivery of a cluster based substance misuse service, moving patients to a community based service.
Up skilling of practice nurses through minor illness training.
Development of a District Nurse led wound care clinic.
Increased access and signposting to voluntary services through identification of third sector champion in each Practice.
Supported the Healthy Homes Project to provide a Casework Service within practices to enable older people to remain living independently within their own homes and within their local communities through the improvement of their housing conditions.