The Cluster represents Primary Care delivery and have forged strong links to the community with support from PAVO who are actively involved with the Community Connectors and Virtual Ward initiatives. Currently made up of 5 practices with a combined list size of approximately 29,500 patients. There are also 7 Pharmacists, 4 Optometry Practices and 5 Dental Practices in the Cluster.
GP Practices in Mid Powys
Working closely with Powys County Council and the 3rd sector organisations for achievable Social Care Outcomes for the identified gap.
Introduction of Health Care Professionals into practices to expand on the MDT model e.g. Physiotherapists.
Attendance at National Cluster Leads bi-monthly meeting to expand contacts and see what innovative ideas other clusters have to share.
Active Transformational Bid funding to extend pharmacy team and a possible in practice social worker for the cluster.
Delivery of transformational models for primary and community care, with clinical change programmes to tackle the ‘Big Four’ causes of ill health and disability in Powys.
Improving; Performance monitoring and reporting, Capacity for service planning & evaluation to support Cluster development, Access, Long term conditions management, Information Technology usage, Practice Sustainability, Language and accessibility standards, a skilled workforce, Strong leadership and improving Eye care, Dental Services & Medicines Management.
Introductions of 3rd sector MIND Practitioners to support GP practices and community mental health services
Introduction of health board Silver cloud on line CBT system to support GP Practices and community mental health services
Introduction of 3rd sector community connectors, attached to each practice to support statutory service providers
Introduction of Cluster Pharmacist Team to support GP practices and community services
Evaluation of online GP consulting to improve GP Practice access
Development of community Dentistry Services to replace independent contractor capacity
Introduction of Physicians associates to support GPS
Introduction of telephone triage in some practices
Introduction of jayex Boards to all Practices, and ongoing support for software licensing.
Further work is required to develop the governance and assurance frameworks required to clarify accountability arrangements
Appropriate level representation from all partner organisations is a priority going forward
Limited capacity with partner organisations to plan and manage change
Organisational change and consistency of involvement
Converting short team funded developments into long term funded service changes
More direct influence into Executive Team
Assessment of Virtual ward
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