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, 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.
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.
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.
Howbeck 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 http://www.c7health.co.uk
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.