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City patient wanted to join neighbourhoods group


A patient from the City of London is wanted to join a Patient Panel developing a new 'neighbourhood' model to treat people more in the community.

The Patient Panel meets monthly and already has four patients on it. The panel advises the Neighbourhood steering group that is led by Jennifer Walker, previous director of the One Hackney and City pilot. The representative would be expected to attend monthly meetings and bring patient and public perspectives to discussions about developing the model.

Neighbourhoods is looking at linking up local services - such as GPs, nursing, community and voluntary - to treat people better in the community so they don’t need hospital services as much. The group plans to divide Hackney and City into eight geographic areas or 'neighbourhoods'. It will cluster GP surgeries together in population areas of 30,000 to 40,000 people with health and care professionals in each area linked in. The model is drawing on learning from the One Hackney and City pilot.

Download a draft map showing which neighbourhood your GP practice is in.

The individual will be supported by the group Chair and Healthwatch Hackney's Communications and Engagement Manager - Transformation. The representative would also work closely with the Public Representative who sits on the Unplanned Care Workstream which the neighbourhoods group reports to.

A City resident who is involved with their GP patient participation group (PPG) would be a good fit for the role, given their understanding of primary care. Those interested in the role can contact info@healthwatchhackney.co.uk or call 07856796512 if they have any questions


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