GP Practices in Neath
The Neath Network is one of three community network areas in Neath Port Talbot. There are eight practices which operate in the NPT Neath cluster area
The Neath Cluster Network includes a cluster of eight GP practices; seven of the practices are engaged in GP training. The cluster network estate includes eight main practices, two of which located within in a new Primary Care Resource Centre at the Quays. The Neath Cluster Network area contains nine Nursing/Residential Homes. There are ten community pharmacies and seven dental practices. The cluster serves a population of 56,463 patients in a mainly urban environment.
Individual Cluster Plans and Reports
What we are working on?
Neath Cluster Action Plan 2018-2021
Develop protocol for secondary care to notify primary care when patient moves from active to palliative care
What we have already done
Emerging Cluster allocation priorities 2016/17
Introduce pre-diabetes screening project and CVD audit
Continue to develop the workforce to support the Neath Primary Care Hub
To ensure appropriate use of the pharmacist and technician resources to aid sustainability, reduce risks from poly-pharmacy and improve other aspects of medicines management
The cluster network achieved a number of priorities during 2015/16 including the development of the Neath Primary Care Hub, with NHS Pacesetter status. The Neath Hub supports GP practices in their efforts to respond to increasing patient demand whilst achieving quality of access for the patient. The hub provides a range of services including physiotherapy and a mental health support worker role from a central point in Neath, as well as a prescribing pharmacist and technician working in practices throughout the cluster.
GPs are able to refer directly into from the point of triage and to support this the cluster has commissioned V360 a shared appointment and clinical system to enable GPs to book patients directly into the hub and give practitioners in the hub access to the practices’ clinical record.
Future priorities for the Cluster