Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Phoenix Health PCN Directory.
What is a Primary Care Network?
Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.
To meet these needs, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs).
PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.
PCNs are led by clinical directors who may be a GP, general practice nurse, clinical pharmacist or other clinical profession working in general practice.
NHS England has produced a 3 minute video explaining what PCNs do and showing some case studies about how they can make a difference to patients:
About Phoenix Health PCN
Phoenix Health provides services to support the 47,000 patients registered across 3 practices:
• Cross Keys Surgery
• Unity Health
• Haddenham Medical Centre
We have a growing multi-disciplinary team of GPs, nurses, paramedics, clinical pharmacists, social prescribers, health and well-being coaches and care co-ordinators. The team work within our 3 member practices as well as providing some services, such as talking cafes, in community settings.
WORK FOR US
JOB TITLE: Primary Care Paramedic HOURS: 37.5 Monday to Friday, part-time hours considered LOCATION: Phoenix Health Primary Care Network, Chinnor An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Paramedic(s) to join Phoenix Health Primary Care Network. The role will involve working across our 3 member practices: Cross Key Practice, Haddenham Medical Centre and Unity Health to provide care to our elderly population living in the community and residents of care homes, working with our Frailty & Care Homes Team. As part of our multi-disciplinary team and in conjunction with practice teams the paramedic will assess and treat minor illness and provide acute reactive care by way of a daily home visiting service. Please contact us for more information.