As outlined in the recently published NHS Long Term Plan, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) support groups of practices to come together locally, in partnership with community services, social care, mental health and other providers of health and social care including the voluntary sector. There are emerging PCNs across the East Riding with each PCN having a named accountable Clinical Director, responsible for delivery.
Each Clinical Director will also play a critical role in shaping and supporting their Integrated Care System (ICS), helping to ensure full engagement of the PCN and specifically primary care in developing and implementing system plans to deliver the NHS Long term Plan - and its aim of triple integration (primary & secondary care; mental & physical health and health & social care).
Primary care is the cornerstone of the NHS – providing holistic care to patients and serving the health needs of local communities. Effective primary care is characterised by the strength of team working and ongoing relationships between patients, GPs, community services and other professionals. It has always worked in various forms and sizes, with some areas already coming together to provide care at scale.
All Bridlington practices are committed to working collaboratively to support general practice deliver support to the population of the town – they have worked together as a federation for many years and have recently revisited their business plan for the next 12 months.
There are population health and wellbeing challenges when compared to the whole of the East Riding; the Bridlington locality has a population which includes greater proportions of retired people who have support needs, social housing, single parents and low wage families. There is variation across the locality, which reflects the different health & wellbeing needs in the wards, e.g. Bridlington Central and Old Town and Bridlington South greatest proportion is social housing single parents, whilst Bridlington North is retired with support needs.
There are very deprived areas in Bridlington South (in top 10% of all National LSOAs that are deprived) with less deprived areas in Bridlington North. Two of the wards are largely urban, but Bridlington Central and Old Town does cover an area that is predominantly rural.
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Bridlington PCN Clinical Director Job Description
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