Primary care networks are the new way for local health services to work together to treat populations of around 30-50,000.
With the support of NHS England, primary care networks will help practices in England to achieve the objectives set out in the General Practice Forward View, the five year plan for general practice which began in 2016.
Today, in the age of digital communication and high-tech research, sharing data is more important than ever before. When the NHS was founded in 1948 things were quite different. Our medical records lived in dusty drawers, alone and unloved, with its life-saving potential untapped. Find out how patient data makes a difference at patientdata.org.uk
The role of, and vision for, patients in the NHS is discussed by staff and patient leads.
In this video, we introduce the Wessex Primary Care Demonstrator Site programme, which focuses on conducting pragmatic, reasonably rapid (within a year) yet robust trials of packages of innovations that offer the opportunity to fundamentally improve outcomes and efficiency of clinical services.
We hear from our Associate Director of Primary Care, Rachel Dominey; Hampshire GP Dr Anthony Leung; and the CEO of Southampton-based healthcare innovation company, xim, Laurence Pearce.
Hampshire GP and chair of North Hampshire CCG, Dr Nicola Decker, shares her story of the iSPACE innovation, its adoption across Wessex and beyond, and the impact on this special group of patients and carers.
Around 340 mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units are being distributed to CCGs, GP practices, pharmacies, NHS community clinics and hospitals across the Wessex region.