Specific pilot projects have led to new teams with a positive impact on our patients: social prescribing, pharmacists, integration nurse, visiting service, research, acute care teams, mental health workers, and a musculoskeletal team.
Close working with the district nurses and community matrons has had a significant impact the quality of care for housebound patients. We have worked with our colleagues in A&E on a new community sepsis pathway and reducing pressures on A&E. Sub-contracting of secondary care services is enabling care closer to home for services such as Ophthalmology and Haematology.
Dr McClure, GP partner, said: “The award hopefully gives us a foundation to make further improvements. We’re optimistic for the future and there is a lot more we can do to improve primary care and ensure people in St Austell receive care closer to home.”
The award recognises innovation and collaborative working, aimed at strengthening primary care.