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Patient rep needed to help develop new 'neighbourhood' model

10/10/2017

A patient representative is wanted to join a group developing a new 'neighbourhood' model to treat people more in the community.

The Neighbourhood Care Model (NCM) steering group meets monthly and is chaired by Jennifer Walker, previous director of the One Hackney and City pilot.

The group is looking at how to improve primary care services to better treat people in the community so they don’t need hospital services as much.

The group is drawing on learning from the One Hackney and City pilot. The model seeks to cluster GP surgeries together in population areas of 30,000 to 40,000 people with a support team of health and care professionals.

The representative would be expected to attend monthly meetings and bring patient and public perspectives to discussions about developing the model. 

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

A Hackney or City resident who chairs or 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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