Howbeck Healthcare is pleased to announce that it will now be supporting the Mercian GP Network, a network of 11 practices located in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
The Network will be supported by Howbeck Healthcare’s dedicated management team, with day to day senior leadership provided by Sarah Laing, who also supports East Staffordshire Primary Care Partnership.
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Howbeck Healthcare is extremely proud to be providing the project management support for the Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship initiated and developed within the North Staffordshire GP Federation. This locally developed internship for Physician Associates (PA) works across primary and secondary care, to determine whether a new model of workforce and skill mix is both sustainable and clinically effective.
This programme was developed to appoint 12 Physician Associates (PAs) offering a 1-year internship working across primary and secondary to offer solutions to the local and national GP workforce issues and to offer the best patient care across Staffordshire.
As one of the first Physician Associate Internships to offer this structured programme of work, this is being closely observed and informing national workforce planning for roll out nationally. We are extremely proud that the RCGP are in the process of endorsing the Staffordshire Physician Associate Programme.
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Howbeck Healthcare worked in partnership with North Staffordshire GP Federation to successfully secure a bid for funding from NHS England to support practices to appoint clinical pharmacists to work in General Practice. In May 2016, four clinical pharmacists have successfully been appointed to work across 5 GP Practices in North Staffordshire. Practices in North Staffordshire who have benefited from the appointment of clinical pharmacists are:
This project has helped practices to:
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Dr Neil Paul has officially launched his new blog site which can be found at www.drneilpaul.blog.
In developing this site Dr Neil Paul recognises that he comes across lots of products that have potential to transform the lives of both clinicians and patients, but many struggle to get any publicity, feedback or uptake. He wanted to create a space for users to find out about these products and to connect innovators with early adopters. He also wants to share his thoughts and experiences of primary care IT and encourage innovation.
Included within the site is a directory of companies with solutions for primary care and companies are invited to list their product direct on the site. To do this please visit http://www.drneilpaul.blog/business-directory/
Dr Neil Paul recently met with Docman to discuss possible collaboration opportunities in primary care.
Docman 10 is the latest version of Docman GP that has been engineered from scratch to provide a cloud based platform delivered through a web browser. The architecture has been designed specifically to accommodate the new ways of working to deliver primary care at scale. Whilst there are obvious benefits of moving to the cloud (removal of practice server, no back up requirement, automatic software updates etc), the real benefit is the way it can start to support federated working. The initial federated use of Docman 10 is the ability for users to be ‘members’ of several practices enabling those with the rights to view information from any agreed practice. This is critical for new ways of working like GP practice extended hours.
Docman has plans to work with primary care to build on the Docman cloud platform to support other new ways of working that federations are moving towards such as, federated back-office, cross organisational workflows, centralised scanning and filing, centralised coding, cross federation admin resource utilisation and cross federation performance analytics. Docman is currently looking for development partners to work with to help define how the platform can be extended to address these new ways or working.