GP Care Services now support a £9m contract to deliver a range of community health and care services through integrated teams across Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and Greater Manchester. Dr Mahdi, Clinical Governance lead for GP Care Services, leads the Integrated Neighbourhood Care Team (INCT) with community health and care teams providing:
- Community nursing and therapy services for adults
- Treatment room services
- Expert patient (health promotion) services
- Neuro rehabilitation
- Amputee services
- Epilepsy services
- Stroke early supported discharge services
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Tissue viability
- Bladder and bowel
- Plus speech and language therapy
The teams also provide the out of hours adult community nursing service for patients within HMR. Our team members serve a population of 235,000 people across the Rochdale borough. The partnership has helped develop a strong support system built to ensure people enjoy longer, healthier lives. For those in need of easier access to healthcare we provide care at the right time and at the highest quality.
A procurement exercise managed by NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) established that The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, working in a new and unique partnership with local organisations including; BARDOC (Bury and Rochdale Doctors on Call), GP Care Services Ltd (Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Borough Wide Provider of HealthCare Services), Greater Manchester Crossroads Together (previously Carers Trust), Link4life (Rochdale Borough wide Cultural Trust), Rochdale Housing Initiative, and VIC (Veterans in Communities), was the strongest bid to meet the needs of local people.
The Integrated Neighbourhood Team provides a range of health and care professionals with new and innovative roles bespoke to the neighbourhoods they provide for.
Steve Taylor, Managing Director/Chief Officer for Bury/Rochdale for The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, said:
“We are delighted to have secured the opportunity to work with local GP practices and organisations in this unique partnership to deliver our shared ambition of truly joined up health and care services for the people and families of Rochdale borough. Each of the multidisciplinary integrated neighbourhood teams bring health and care professionals together. We are keen to work with the vast and valuable range of organisations that also support people in the borough to deliver this vision and to provide joined up, accessible and responsive care in local neighbourhoods that means people are cared for and supported in the right place with the right care at the right time."
Gail Whitehead, C.O. of GP Care Services, and the NCT partnership stated:
“The neighbourhood care team helps us to build on strengths as a network. To care and support at neighbourhood level, understand the individual and neighbourhood needs and assets. To provide knowledge; support and expertise within community groups. This will allow us to engage and respond to communities and work as ‘place based teams’ to improve the well-being of our neighbourhoods and town. The plan? By 2021, we will have reduced health and wellbeing inequalities between our most and least deprived communities and between the Borough and the rest of Greater Manchester.”
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