Preparing for 2020: Enhanced health in care homes – learning from the vanguards and primary care homes
As part of the new five-year GP contract, primary care networks need to deliver a set of seven national service specifications. One of the services required to start in 2020 is the enhanced health in care homes service, which PCNs need to base on the model tested in the six care home vanguards. These vanguards have been working with care homes, local authorities, the voluntary sector, carers and families in an integrated way to optimise the health of their care home residents.
This session will discuss what the requirements are of the enhanced health in care homes service and how it can be implemented. The former national lead of enhanced health in care homes vanguards will give an overview of the lessons learned from the vanguard work. There will also be two case studies: Newcastle Gateshead CCG will show how they have implemented the vanguard and the impact of the programme, and Herne Bay Primary Care Home will share learning from their integrated service for residents in over 40 care homes, which has resulted in significant hospital admissions reduction amongst this patient group.