Principia Partners in Health (Southern Nottinghamshire)

The vanguard and the people it serves

The 12 GP practices across Rushcliffe are working together to provide a better quality of care through an innovative, more coordinated system that can respond to the needs of individual patients. The aims are to improve people’s health, increase staff satisfaction and deliver care in a more cost-effective way.

The new organisation formed by the GP practices, called ‘PartnersHealth’, is the cornerstone of a new, overarching multispecialty community provider which will bring together general practice, community and local mental health services, social care, third sector, pharmacy, and hospital services.

Together they will serve a population of 124,459.

What is changing?

The organisations making up the vanguard will promote health and wellbeing through prevention of ill health and by providing care at the right time in the right place.

This will enable people to live independently at home for as long as possible and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions by moving traditional hospital-based services into community settings. This will include specialist long-term care and support for people with health conditions such as diabetes.

By working more closely together, organisations will see better communication between professionals and less duplication of services, making their work more efficient and cost effective as well as offering a better patient experience.

Local people will be empowered to personalise the care they receive, replacing the one-size-fits-all model currently delivered by individual organisations.

The support of the national team is helping the vanguard progress its work to create a multispecialty community provider, offering guidance in areas such as empowering patients and designing new ways of working.

Key benefits

  • A far more cost efficient and clinically effective model of care
  • Care provided in the right place, at the right time
  • A reduction in ill health supported by a focus on prevention and early diagnosis.

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