What is the role of the Care Coordinator with the Andover Primary Care Network?
This role provides a link between Care Homes and GPs. It has been created to improve the care of people living in Care Homes by developing care plans based on the individuals wishes for care and giving the GPs a greater knowledge of their day to day health and functioning. It is planned that the care plans be shared with all health care professionals thus enabling peoples wishes to be known at all times, by all health care services.
In Andover there are 13 registered care homes, with approximately 528 beds. The new Primary Care Network contract released in 2019/20 sets a vision to improve healthcare support and communication between Care Homes and NHS providers. Prior to the PCN contract the 5 Andover GP practices had patients at each of the homes. This caused confusion for staff, patients and families along with inefficient ways of working due to visiting duplication, mixed processes. In 2019 the 5 Andover practices worked together to evenly divide the care homes between them with the view of improving communication, single processes, time efficiencies, 1-2-1 training, etc which all result in better, more appropriate care for the patients. Patients residing in a Care Home are encouraged to reregister with the GP provider of that home but ultimately it remains patient choice.
Andover Health Centre
Adelaide Medical Centre
Charlton Hill Surgery
Shepherds Spring Medical Centre
St Marys Surgery
The GP Contract states that there will be seven national service specifications, one of these is Enhanced Health in Care Homes specification, the new GP contract will support this
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