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Afan

Cluster Lead Dr Mark Goodwin 

 

GP Practices in NPT Afan 

The Afan Network is one of three community network areas in Neath Port Talbot. There are eight practices which operate in the NPT Afan cluster area

Afan Valley Group Practice  

Cwmafan and Cymmer Health Centre 

Fairfield Medical Centre  

King’s Surgery  

Mount Surgery  

Riverside Surgery  

Cwmavon Health Centre (Dr R Penney)  

Rosedale Medical Practice  

Individual Cluster Plans and Reports

Afan Cluster IMTP 2020-2023

Afan Cluster Action Plan 2018-2021 

Afan Cluster Action Plan 2017-2020  

What we are working on

Afan Cluster Action Plan 2018-2021  
Deliver testing/monitoring/screening/lifestyle on an annual basis to all those with Pre diabetes or at risk of Pre-diabetes.
Pre-diabetes project poster Afan cluster

What we have already done

Afan Cluster Action Plan 2017-2020  

Emerging Cluster allocation priorities 2016-17

Improve cluster sustainability through GP recruitment

Continue to deliver and evolve a pre-diabetic service for the population.

Support training and development opportunities to increase workforce resilience and skill mix

Provide protected nurse time to enable a mechanism to exchange good practice and provide peer support across the cluster.

The cluster network achieved a number of priorities during 2015-16 including:

Development of a Pre-Diabetic Service that provides, monitoring, screening and lifestyle advice, to those at risk of developing diabetes. Bespoke training for practice staff was delivered to enable proactive lifestyle advice to be offered and the development of a pre- diabetes information leaflet. 

A cluster flu champion identified who encouraged and supported the cluster working through peer review and sharing of good practice which increased uptake of flu vaccine in eligible groups.

Anticipatory care model rolled out to all nine practices, to proactively manage vulnerable patients who have complex care needs, who are at risk of losing their independence, avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital or Long Term Care Homes. 

Future priorities for the Cluster
Afan Cluster IMTP 2020-2023