New primary care model yielding early results

NHS Confederation. Published online: 5 May 2016.

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Several sites testing a new approach to primary care have reported seeing a positive impact on care and services, just months after beginning to pilot the Primary Care Home model.

One locality has reported a step change in its recruitment of community nurses, as nurses see the benefits of the pioneering way of working and are keen to get involved.

And other sites have spoken of making progress towards reconfiguring care, with several GP practices using and developing different approaches to deal with capacity issues.

The developments were shared at a meeting of the 15 rapid test sites involved in the Primary Care Home programme on 28 April. The programme is being led by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and the NHS Confederation.

Reshaping primary care

Primary Care Home (PCH) is a form of multispecialty community provider model (MCP). Aligned with the vision of the Five Year Forward View, the model aims to re-shape the way primary care services are delivered, based on local population needs.Key features include:

  • provision of care to a defined, registered population of between 30,000 and 50,000
  • aligned clinical financial drivers through a unified, capitated budget with appropriate shared risks and rewards
  • an integrated workforce, with a strong focus on partnerships spanning primary, secondary and social care
  • a combined focus on personalisation of care with improvements in population health outcomes.

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