Wraparound Support for Derbyshire General Practice
Derbyshire GP Practices are facing unprecedented levels of pressure. The challenges of capacity and demand underpinned by the current recruitment, retention and retirement crisis has resulted in a perfect storm.
Despite this strain Derbyshire’s Practices are continuing to adapt and survive.
The GP Task Force provides wraparound support for Derbyshire Practices, GPs and Practice Teams to try and make sure that practices don’t just survive they thrive.
The ambition of ‘transformation,’ ‘integration,’ ‘whole systems working’ and ‘collaboration’ can be strengthened seamlessly by local, practical integrated interventions and sharing of intelligence with resourced solutions and opportunities. This helps build GP practice resilience and give practices clarity and perspective to take ownership of their workload and workforce needs, whilst sustaining quality of services and building the foundations for future growth.
Hand-in-hand with individual and at-scale practice-based interventions, we are delivering support to individual GPs, GP Trainees and Practice Managers throughout their working lives. We aim to build supported networks of GPs and PMs, advertise opportunities and flexible careers, support wellbeing and above all ensure our workforce feels valued.
We believe these interventions, open to all Derbyshire practices and practice teams, will translate the visions of the NHS Five Year Forward View (NHS 5YFV) and the GP Forward View (GPFV) into meaningful change in Derbyshire general practice.
We would like to thank Health Education England and NHSE for their financial support for the GPTF. We would also like to thank the many practices and individual GPs, PMs and members of the extended practice team who are continuing to support the General Practice Task Force on its journey.
All projects are being delivered in collaboration with HEE, Joined-Up Care Derbyshire, local CCGs and NHSE Midlands and East.
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