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1 Stephen Ryan, PwSI Lead, Newquay, 2 nd March 2005 GPwSIs – National Perspective

2 The new NHS Patient choice Demand management Targets and Ratings Secondary to primary care shift Clinical governance/Quality Key role for PCTs? Access Patient pathways

3 The NHS Plan Section 12 Cutting Waiting for Treatment up to 1,000 specialist GPs will be taking referrals from fellow GPs for conditions in specialties such as ophthalmology, orthopaedics, dermatology and ear nose and throat surgery. They will also be able to undertake diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy.

4 GPwSI definition -1 (DoH/RCGP) GPwSIs supplement their important generalist role by delivering a high quality, improved access service to meet the needs of a single PCT or group of PCTs. They may deliver a clinical service beyond the scope of normal general practice, undertake advanced procedures or develop services.

5 GPwSI definition -2 (DoH/RCGP) They will work as partners in a managed service not under direct supervision, keeping within their competencies. They do not offer a full consultant service and will not replace consultants or interfere with access to consultants by local GPs.

6 GPwSI - key points Provide full range of GMS/PMS services to their own patients Take referrals for patients previously referred to secondary care or provide enhanced service for particular conditions or patient groups additional training and expertise

7 Nurses with a Special Interest..may work across a number of practices providing a secondary care outreach basis…supporting patients with chronic conditions in the home....may combine a more general a district or practice nurse…with expertise in diabetes..

8 Dentists within the limit of their competency in providing a special interest service…refers on where necessary...a service complementary to secondary services....enhanced services with improved access..

9 General Practitioners Nurses Allied Health Professionals Scientists Dentists Practitioners with Special Interests Optometrists ? Pharmacists? Practice Managers?

10 Practitioners, Patients, PCTs Job satisfaction Recruitment and retention Primary care capacity Faster service access More local services Choice

11 Clinical Framework examples Diabetes Dermatology Mental health Epilepsy Headaches Drug misuse Child protection Genetics Public health

12 Step by Step guides Generic frameworks Clinical frameworks National database Risk Assessment Guidance Impact Assessment Tool Practitioners with Special Interests Resources

13 Impact Assessment Tool Objectives – waiting times, patient choice, length of stay, hospital readmissions Activity measures – appointments, sessions, DNAs Tools – patient diaries, HNA workbook, satisfaction tools, interview toolkits, Quality of Life indicators

14 Work in progress Practice managers framework Document Map Pharmacy paper Accreditation models GPIAG Resource Pack PCT and SHA activity

15 Document Map Project board terms of reference SLAs, contracts Job descriptions Clinical guidelines Referral forms Room specifications Audits

16 Step-by-step……Shared Care Service review Health needs Demand and capacity Steering group Service scope Remuneration Clinical governance Audit and evaluation

17 York Health Economics Consortium ( Sep02) 30-40% of ENT referrals could be seen by GPwSI GPwSI discharges 70-80% of patients back to own GP Low DNAs ( typically 1-2%) GPwSI seeing 9-10 patients per week, will have consultations per annum

18 Quicker Treatment Closer to Home (Audit Commission) Service redesign not mainstream PECs need to drive service redesign 36% of PwSI services by one professional SHA catalyst role Shortage of clinicians for PwSI PCTs need to involve a greater range of healthcare professionals

19 GPwSI….weaknesses Clinical information systems CPD in contracts Access to consultant support for problem patients Clinical governance responsibility Costings Funding for support and admin

20 What next? The NHS Improvement Plan Payment by Results Tier 2 Greater Manchester Health Foundation Report Practice-based commissioning Accreditation model(s) USA and LTC

21 Contact details Stephen Ryan Mobile:

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