Following our successful partnership with Bradford Districts and City CCG to develop Primary Care Home (PCH) Community Teams to serve populations of 30,000 – 60,000 people, we now have 10 Community Partnerships (CPs) across the city. BCA also hosts the employment of CP Project Managers, via funding from NHSE until 31/3/21. Where CPs wish to fund the Project Managers from their CP funding beyond this, BCA will continue to host the employment to ensure the link with the CCG line manager, giving continuity, shared learning and a coherent approach to specific CP projects.
The aim of Community Partnerships (CPs) remains to bring together a range of health and social care providers, who will work collaboratively within a unified leadership team to identify local population needs.
These teams will lead on the development, design, implementation and evaluation of service improvement initiatives.
And, in turn, these initiatives will ensure the most efficient and effective use of existing resources to offer the best possible care for people to remain happy, healthy and at home.
National Association for Primary Care (NAPC)
This model of care is based on the NAPC Primary Care Home model. The NAPC is a membership organisation and it has rolled out this model across more than 240 sites in England – including ours.
Core characteristics of a Community Partnership
- Whole population health management – providing preventative and curative services, health promotion and long-term care
- An integrated, multi-disciplinary workforce focused on a holistic, personalised approach rather than disease focus
- Financial drivers aligned with the health needs of the whole population
- Focus on 30,000-60,000 people