Enhanced Primary and Community Care

Enhanced Primary and Community Care IconSummary

We’re developing health and care services that work in a fully joined up way across 23 localities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, with a number of hubs providing GP services and other teams delivering more specialist care. We’re also seeking to redesign local community hospitals and develop more effective end of life services.

Priorities and projects

  • We’re introducing Integrated Care Teams (ICTs) across 23 localities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent that bring together general practice, community and mental health services, alongside social care professionals and the voluntary and independent sector – each team will serve 30-70,000 people and be based around neighbouring GP practices
  • We’re developing high quality, sustainable GP services based on an average registered population list of 10,000 people
  • We’re redesigning Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s six Community Hospitals to reduce the variation in how beds are used – this will be supported by Integrated Care Teams
  • We’re developing an end-of-life service that ensures equal access to consistent clinically appropriate care and services built around your needs.

Aims and outcomes

  • We want ICTs to enable you to remain independent for longer by reducing the need to attend or stay in hospital – four early adopter ICT sites are located in Leek/Biddulph, Lichfield/Burntwood, Longton/Meir and Stafford, with more to follow across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
  • We’re working to develop sustainable general practice services that provide extended access to your doctor and enable GPs to spend more time with patients with greater need
  • We want to remove the variation in the use of community hospital beds
  • We’re committed to providing greater support for people approaching the end of life, carers and those wishing to plan in advance for their own end of life care.

Introducing Bill and his Integrated Care Team