Surrey Heartlands was on centre stage at the recent National Association of Primary Care’s (NAPC) annual conference. Describing how we are working with GP practices to strengthen primary care across Surrey Heartlands were Dr Charlotte Canniff (GP Chair at North West Surrey CCG) and Dr Hilary Floyd from Derby Medical Centre in Epsom.
Charlotte and Hilary described how we are working to implement ‘primary care home’ an innovative approach to strengthening and redesigning primary care which has been developed by the NAPC. This suggests GP practices working together in local ‘networks’ covering populations of between 30-50,000, providing the opportunity for better more joined-up services across these larger populations. Charlotte and Hilary were also joined by Dr Andy Sharpe, a GP in Epsom and our clinical digital lead, who spoke about his passion for ‘all things digital’ and how we are developing our digital strategy.
To find out more about primary care networking, sign up for our next Stakeholder event on 20th November, at Leatherhead Leisure Centre (2.00 – 4.00 pm) where Charlotte will be describing this new approach in more detail. If you’re interested in coming along please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.