New Workforce Plans

Social Prescribers
  • Roles must reduce demand on current GP services
  • Roles must add quality
  • Roles must work within the wider system
  • Roles must work to provide the outcomes of the Network DES OR meet an agreed local need.


Aiming to develop a first contact physio service.

Appointments made by GP receptionist for people presenting with MSK problems.  Reducing pressure on GP appointments.

Audit on current use of GP appointments for MSK problems to be undertaken.


Currently many practices have pharmacists employed.  This presents a risk to the PCN if a pharmacist leaves as the NHS reimbursement would cease if we drop below the baseline.
Plans for PCN pharmacy services currently on hold.

Physicians Associate

            No Current plans


            No Current plans

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