This section of the blog includes examples of good practice in helping people and communities across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Focussed Care scheme – Hope Citadel, Manchester
Amazing support for patients with multiple complex needs set up and provided by the Hope Citadel in Greater Manchester. Combines case work with close links to the community and both statutory and voluntary sector organisations. See article with full description of their work here.
Fantastic overview of social prescribing schemes in Yorkshire and Humber and beyond (kindly provided by Dr Lisa Wilkin, Public Health Consultant, Barnsley).
www.healthmaps.org.uk: an example of an internet resource produced for the Airedale area to assist with social prescribing
www.connectforhealthleeds.org.uk: South Leeds social prescribing scheme
Institute of Health Equity report on social prescribing (2015): here
Doncaster Social Prescribing Scheme: here
Keighley & Bradford Wellbeing Service: link to poster
A Leeds University pilot project run across GP practices in Bradford and Airedale to provide support for people with multiple complex needs and chronic pain.
Bradford Bevan Health Pathways Service: link to Bradford CCG paper
Working with socially excluded patients when they are admitted to hospital. A partnership between www.pathways.org.uk and Bevan Healthcare to ensure patients’ needs are met and future hospital admissions avoided where possible.
Sheffield New Migrants Project
Research project looking at how GPs are responding to the needs of new migrants. Describes best practice across UK: link to report.
Govan SHIP project (Social and Health Integrated Partnership)
A new model of primary care for patients registered at four Deep End general practices in Glasgow, bring together primary care, social services, the voluntary/charitable sector and other community organisations. Link to blog here.
Workforce Pioneer Project – Glasgow
Fantastic project that aims to increase recruitment and retention in very deprived areas, see link here.
Improving primary care for the travelling community
A project led by Dr Vijay Kumar and his GP practice in Doncaster, which has led to better primary care and improved immunisation rates for the local travelling community. See news report here.
Managing chronic pain
Some great resources to help GPs manage patients experiencing chronic pain.
Explain pain resources for doctors and patients: link to blog post
South Wales “Bridging the Gap” Project
See link to multiagency working to target vulnerable patients who are frequent users of unscheduled healthcare and other services here