Community Partnerships (Formerly Primary Care Home)

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

Community Partnerships model quadruple aims

  1. Improve health and wellbeing for patients. Can we work together to provide better population based healthcare? CPs are identifying the health and social priorities of our local populations with all providers to improve health and wellbeing in Bradford.
  2. Improve the quality of care for patients and communities. What would you do to make the system work better? BCA and CPs are supporting new models of care to provide improved care closer to home.
  3. Improve the overall use of local health and care resourcesHow do we work together with the resources we have to make the system more efficient? We at BCA are working with health and social care providers to review care pathways and make them more efficient.
  4. Improve workforce satisfaction and reduce burnout. What changes can we make so colleagues enjoy their jobs more? We will support workforce development and explore integrated working with other service providers reducing the barriers that have developed over the years.

Locality Hubs

Across Bradford District, there will be three larger localities – North, Central and South – which will serve populations of 130,000 to 185,000 people.

  • North: 4 PCH Communities, 13 GP practices serving a total population of 129, 674
  • Central: 3 PCH Communities, 30 GP practices serving a total population of 155, 372
  • South: 4 PCH Communities, 13 GP practices serving a total population of 184,428

Each locality will have a number of CPs as detailed above. Some more specialist type services will be delivered at a locality level to meet the needs of populations across a number of CPs more effectively.

The diagram below provides examples of the types of services that could be delivered at a Locality Team level.

More information regarding the PCH model can be located on the NAPC website here: