Following engagement with patients, members of the public, our member GP practices and other local stakeholders our Primary Care Strategy 2016-2021 was signed off at our Governing Body meeting yesterday, (Wednesday 3 February 2016).
This strategy focusses on the key challenges for primary care locally and details the outcomes that need to be achieved over the next five years in order to ensure that our patients receive seamless, integrated care and that primary care remains a sustainable service.
Our overall objectives that have been identified to deliver the overarching vision for transformation of health in North Kirklees have been identified as:
- Easily accessible primary care services for all patients
- Consistent, high quality, effective, safe, resilient care delivered to all patients
- Motivated, engaged and integrated workforce with the right skills, behaviours and training, available in the right numbers
- Premises and infrastructure which increases capacity for clinical services out of hospital and improve 7 day access to effective care
- Effective contracting models which are fairly and properly funded to deliver integration and positive health outcomes.
These overall objectives stem from the key areas for improvement identified as part of the case for change through engagement with our member practices, stakeholders, patients and the wider public.
We recognise the need to be linked with the community, acute, mental health, social care and public health strategies, so that patient pathways are seamless and the health economy works well together.