This week I attended a Whole Population Analysis Partner Workshop. Sounds complicated? Well it is, but also fascinating. Transformational money has been used to pull patient activity data together from across health and social care services, such as the Hospital, Primary Care, Mental health and Adult Social Care to get a better picture of how we are using local services and more importantly where particular types of services could be focused where the patient needs it most. This is an ongoing piece of work, and we will keep you updated with how this data is used to transform local services.
On Wednesday evening we had the CEO, Practice Manager Lead and Medical Director of the GP Federation join us at the Patient Participation Group Network Meeting. As well as giving an update about the organisation, the GP Fed introduced the concept of the Primary Care Home Model. Primary Care Home is another project that aims to transform the way we receive care, wrapped around our GP services and working toward a more integrated Health and Social Care service. It is very positive to see this work coming together. In the coming few months we will be working closely with the CCG and the GP Federation to communicate this model to the wider public.
Finally, over the last two weeks Healthwatch MK has jointly hosted two events with the National Energy Foundation (NEF), who offer advice and support on how to keep warm this winter. This gave us the opportunity to engage with people about their housing related health issues. People told us that where they had troubles with heating in their home it was exacerbating their health conditions. The NEF have been given some funding to help local people who are struggling with heating their home. If you are interested in speaking to NEF please call: 0800 107 0044.