Primary Care Home Community of Practice
We were delighted in November 2016 to be selected as a National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), Primary Care Home Community of Practice with our alliance practice partners. Together Castlefields Surgery, Gnosall Surgery, Holmcroft Surgery, Stafford Health and Wellbeing (SHaW), and Wolverhampton Road Surgery we make up the ‘Stafford Primary Care Health Alliance’.
Our aims are to allow the member practices the opportunity to develop new services, improve efficiencies and ultimately, improve the care provided to our patients. We will develop new ways of working that will look to use innovative approaches to health care delivery and work with local stakeholders to create a culture of wellbeing for all our patients.
This new model of care enables us as practices to improve our services for patients and be more active in shaping other local health services. We want to encourage wellbeing through healthy communities so we aim to work more closely with local organisations.
As practices our vision is to make general practice more sustainable, inspiring innovation and working with our patients, staff, partners and communities as one team. Although we acknowledge these are challenging times for the NHS, we firmly believe that by developing robust working relationships in the health and social care system we can ensure that we offer a valued quality experience to our population
We already have a good track record for implementing new services that support our patients in their local communities and have demonstrated that mutually respectful partnership working with our patient groups and with partners can deliver change.
Throughout 2017 we will be developing our work further and are looking to our patients, staff, partners and communities to get involved.
For more information about Primary Care Home visit the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) www.napc.co.uk