Primary Care Network podcasts

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Podcasts focusing on Primary Care Networks.

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Episode 9: Exploring the role of partner within general practice – In this episode, three partners in general practice come together to discuss their journey towards becoming a partner in their practice, the support available to them through schemes like the New to Partnerships Payment Scheme, and why they would recommend others consider taking up a partnership opportunity. The podcast is chaired by Dr Mike Holmes, GP partner at the Haxby Group Practice in York who is joined by Mark Coultate, a paramedic and partner in his practice, as well as Heather Rodgers, an advanced nurse practitioner who recently became a partner at Brook Lane Surgery in Southampton.

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Episode 8: Vaccinating people with a learning disability and autistic people – NHS England and NHS Improvement, Learning Disability and Autism, National Clinical Director is in conversation with Fazilla Amide, whose 17-year-old son has complex health needs, learning disability and autism. They talk about the importance of collaborative working across health and social care to ensure the best outcomes can be achieved for people with a learning disability and autistic people in vaccination appointments. The podcast provides advice and support around good communication, the range of reasonable adjustments that should be considered and needle phobia. As well as some specific examples of good practice.

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Episode 7: Care homes and primary care services working together for patients and staff – Frontline clinicians discuss how care homes and local health services in their respective primary care networks (PCNs) have come together to successfully deliver a challenging vaccination programme, while also providing enhanced healthcare for patients and greater support for staff. We also hear how collaboration with local councils, hospitals and pharmacists has enabled PCNs to be able to work flexibly, deliver leadership opportunities and provide more targeted care for the vulnerable.

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Episode 6: Primary care networks: delivering a digital response to the pandemic, and beyond – Working in networks primary care services have been coming together to offer a safe, digital response to the pandemic, and in this podcast we hear from two primary care networks who discuss the challenges they’ve overcome to ensure greater access for patients moving forward.

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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.

(This podcast reflects the views of participants and does not set out NHS England and NHS Improvement policy.)

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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.

(This podcast reflects the views of participants and does not set out NHS England and NHS Improvement policy.)

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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.

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Episode 2: Primary care networks and the role of practice managers. In this episode, Hannah Smalley, Practice Manager and Managing Partner at Merchiston Surgery, 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.

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Episode 1: Supporting the development of primary care networks. 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.