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Howbeck Healthcare Welcomes One Wight Health Ltd as a Client

Howbeck Healthcare are providing One Wight Health Ltd (The Isle of Wight GP Federation) with professional advice and support on its future organisational form and structure to ensure it is robust and resilient to provide services to its population.  Members of the team have also provided expert advice to help secure funding to support the recruitment and retention of GPs on the Isle of Wight, drawing on knowledge and experience of implementing initiatives such as Clinical Pharmacists in Primary Care for other Federations.


Dr Neil Paul writes his last Digital Health column for 2018 on the power of GP Federations

Dr Neil Paul, Director for Howbeck Healthcare and columnist for Digital Health, has written his final 2018 piece for the publication explaining the strengths that can be gained by Practices coming together to form GP Federations.

Within the piece Dr Paul outlines the huge benefits that have come from forming the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance and the services its member practices can benefit from.

You can read the full article on the Digital Health website.


Primary Care Wirral

Howbeck Healthcare has recently been commissioned to support Primary Care Wirral in the submission of their response to the Bid Criteria, based on our experience in assisting GP Federations with completing bids and managing the bid submission process.  Experienced bids writers from within the Howbeck Healthcare Team worked to ensure all aspects of Primary Care Wirral’s experience, existing services and plans for the future service were robustly described and included where pertinent to the bid submission.  The process was very much a co-operative one, with communication between Howbeck Healthcare and Primary Care Wirral being key to being able to advise and provide a tailored, detailed submission response.


SELDOC Doctors Cooperative appoint Howbeck Healthcare as its Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Earlier in the year, Howbeck Healthcare was commissioned to undertake an independent Whistleblowing investigation at SELDOC Doctors Cooperative Out of Hours Provider in South East London.  SELDOC has recently published the full report and subsequent action plan on its website.Subsequently, Howbeck has been commissioned to undertake the role of their Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for a three month period.

You can find further information on our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Service on our website page.


C7 Health Providing Software and Services for the Health Sector

C7 HealthHowbeck Healthcare has recently met with the Chief Executive of C7 Health who provide software and services for the health sector.  Their vision is to support professionals by providing technology solutions to transform the end to end service and patient experience.  More information about C7 Health can be found here



QDoctor Video Consulting Platform

Howbeck Healthcare has recently met with QDoctor to explore opportunities to work together to support its Federations in the new extended access scheme from October 2018.  QDoctor offers a video consulting platform built by clinicians, interoperable with existing GPSoC IT systems and approved by NHS Digital flexible for practice or hub requirements.

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The RCGP announce endorsement of the Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship

Howbeck Healthcare is extremely proud to announce the Honorary Secretary’s office of the Royal College of General Practitioners have just endorsed the Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is leading the way nationally with our pioneering internship programme which is helping to support general practice and other healthcare providers.  There are nine PAs on the programme with a further eleven to commence over the coming months.

The Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship is the first initiative of its kind to offer structured placements for groups of PAs within primary and secondary care along with a structured teaching programme.


GDPR Practice Compliance Support

To take the administrative burden from Practice Managers, South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance has developed a GDPR Practice Compliance Support Package for the Federations that it supports.  This support package includes the following services:

  • To act as Data Protection Officer for GP Practices
  • Production for all practices of policies, processes, procedures and patient information to comply with GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the new toolkit requirements
  • Completion and submission of new toolkit
  • To provide Practice Manager training
  • Annual GP staff training session
  • To work with practices on GDPR compliance and planning
  • Development of a knowledge base for Practices
  • Management and Reporting of all IG SIRI’s and ICO communication
  • Practice updates

Contact us for more information.