As a team, we’ve enjoyed returning to a little of the ‘old normal’ in recent weeks.
Getting on with some of the projects and work we had to put on hold due to COVID-19 has been uplifting for us here at the Alliance and out in our three primary care networks (PCNs).
Whilst there’s still a firm focus on COVID-19 across primary care, the projects are ones we’re all really passionate about and ones we can see are going to bring such a difference to patients and our practice teams alike.
Coming online shortly is our new mental health service for 16-25 year olds. It’s one of the biggest priorities for our area and we’re right in the middle of working on that to get it live as soon as possible – we’ll keep you posted here.
We’ve also been steaming ahead supporting our PCNs with the recruitment of new roles to their workforce.
If you’re up to date with the NHS Long Term Plan, you’ll have heard about the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme which is designed to help PCNs bring in new additional roles into general practice to reduce pressures and improve access for patients to a wider team of specialists.
PCNs up and down the country are doing the same right now. For us, our priority has been clinical pharmacists (and we’re thrilled they’re already in post) and we should shortly have first contact physiotherapists and health and wellbeing coaches. We’ll share more on these exciting developments in the coming weeks and months.
If you would like any further information about our current projects, do get in touch.