NHS England has launched a new podcast as part of the ongoing work to share learning and support the development of primary care networks across the country. The podcast is hosted by Dr William Owen, Clinical Fellow at NHS England.
Episode 1: Supporting the development of primary care networks – This episode features an interview with Dr Charlotte Canniff the Clinical Chair of North West Surrey CCG and clinical lead for primary care transformation within the Surrey Heartlands ICS. In this episode, Dr Canniff talks about her passion for primary care networks and how she is supporting the development of networks in her own area, as part of the work across Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System.
Episode 2: Primary care networks and the role of practice managers – This episode features an interview with Hannah Smalley, Practice Manager and Managing Partner at Merchiston Surgery, part of Wyvern Health Partnership in Swindon. In this episode, Hannah talks about her role in the strategic development of Wyvern Health Partnership and the vital role of practice managers in developing primary care networks locally.
Episode 3: Primary care networks and the role of the Clinical Director – In this episode we talk to Dr Hannah Morgan, the Clinical Director of Hayling Island Emsworth primary care network, about how she is developing her PCN, her role as clinical director and some initial aims and objectives as the PCN partners begin to work together.
Episode 4: Pharmacy in primary care networks – A clinical director perspective – Clinical directors and pharmacists, Helen Kilminster and Graham Stretch, in conversation with Will Owen about the setting up of clinical pharmacy in PCNs. Helen and Graham give their advice and highlight some top tips to help PCNs learn from their experience and establish their pharmacy team.
Episode 5: Reducing health inequalities through primary care networks – Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Participation at NHS England and NHS Improvement joins resident GP trainee Dr Will Owen to discuss health inequalities and the opportunities primary care networks offer to connect with community groups and better reflect all parts of the population they serve.
Additional podcasts from across the system
Integrated care: how clinical leadership makes a system – In this podcast, Dr Amanda Doyle, GP and leader of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS), joined by Professor Des Breen, medical director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS and Andrea Mann, one of a small group of nurses appointed as a Primary Care Network Clinical Director, discuss how their systems are approaching the task of how to support clinicians into clinical leadership roles.