New roles in action in general practice - how they are making a difference
The new GP contract has introduced reimbursement for five new roles in general practice, aimed at boosting the general practice workforce by 20,000 staff over five years. This session will enable you to hear directly from professionals who are already working in these new roles in practices and primary care networks across the country. Hear directly from them about the difference they are making and how practical challenges are being overcome to enable their full integration into new primary care multi-disciplinary teams. First up for this financial year are clinical pharmacists and social prescribing link workers with the scheme being extended to include physician associates and first contact physiotherapists in 2020/21 and community paramedics in 2021/22. Take home tips on embedding these new roles into your practice and primary care network and a better understanding their potential to relieve pressure on the practice and improve patient care.