Results from these conversations will help organisations commissioning health and social care to help plan future services there. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the progress.
The Cross-PCN PPG Representatives met again, hosted by Gill, where the group heard from Cranborne PPG about the Community SWITCH programme. The meeting had an update on the merger of The Adam Practice and Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre in Poole, and Paula Bennetts, Operations Manager for Dorset Community Action, told the group about projects her organisation is working on.
Jim met Hannah Webb, the new Digital Care Coordinator covering the Weymouth and Portland Primary Care Network (PCN). This is Hannah’s first role in the NHS and has lots of ideas to develop the role, including working with PPGs. Many PCNs now have digital care coordinators, and their roles can be vital to help people understand and access digital health services. If your PPG wants to find out if there’s a digital care coordinator in your area and would like to involve them in your group, please get in touch with Jim or Gill.