Stevenage Locality Group

Stevenage Locality Group

There are nine practices in the Stevenage locality, covering Stevenage and the surrounding area.  They provide care for a population of over 92,000.

The main hospitals used by patients in Stevenage are: Other providers: Local authorities:

Lister Hospital, Stevenage
QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire County Council
Stevenage Borough Council

Who's who

Prag Moodley, Locality Vice-Chair StevenageDr Prag Moodley
Locality Chair Stevenage

GP at Stanmore Medical Group, Stevenage
Prag Moodley, Locality Vice-Chair StevenageDr Russell Hall
Locality Vice-Chair Stevenage

GP at Chells Surgery, Stevenage
Prescribing lead: Dr Rihni Saha 
Mental Health lead: Dr Prag Moodley
Nurse Tutor: Karen Smith
Patient Engagement lead: Dr Rajeev Kaja 
Long Term Conditions lead: Dr Imon Chakraborty & Nurse Karen Smith
GP Workforce and Education Lead: Dr Vishen Ramkisson

During 2016/17, the nine practices in the Stevenage locality led a number of projects to improve the health and wellbeing of their patients including:

Identifying and supporting people with caring responsibilities
Working with local voluntary organisation Carers in Herts, the Stevenage locality has been a leader in establishing ‘carer champions’ in GP practices. These champions identify people who care for family or friends, making sure that their responsibilities are included in their notes and that they know how to access support from the surgery and from community organisations.

Health checks for people with learning disabilities
Following a review of data about health checks for patients with learning disabilities, Stevenage locality prioritised the completion of these important checks. This has resulted in an increase in the uptake of the checks and an improvement in the care provided for people with learning disabilities.

Continued enhanced daily care home support
Stevenage practices have provided planned, proactive and preventative support for frail elderly care home residents with multiple health problems, such as breathing conditions, dementia and diabetes. These vulnerable people are benefiting from regular visits from a dedicated GP practice and better trained staff. Through greater patient record-sharing and expert medication reviews this work is aiming to improve the quality of life for care home residents.

Winter resilience 
Stevenage GPs have for another year worked together to offer additional appointments and support for patients during the busy winter months. 

Improving early cancer diagnosis 
Stevenage practices are taking part in a pilot project led by the East of England Clinical Cancer Network and Macmillan Cancer Support to try and improve cancer survival rates by diagnosing cancer earlier. The longer a cancer is left undetected, the lower the chance of someone making a good recovery, so the pilot aims to give GPs a new fast-track referral route for patients who come to see them with non-specific, vague symptoms which do not meet existing two week wait criteria.

Practices


Stevenage
Bedwell Medical Centre
Chells Way Surgery
King George Surgery
Manor House Surgery
Shephall Way Surgery
Stanmore Medical Group (incorporating Canterbury Way Surgery and St Nicholas Health Centre)
Symonds Green Health Centre

Project


• Over 75’s Health Checks

• Winter Pressure Schemes

• Enhanced Commissioning Framework

• NHS Health Checks

• Weight Watchers / Slimming World Referral

• Care Homes Enhanced Service

• End of Life Project

• Map of Medicine

• Promoting Bowel Cancer Screening project

• New Patient Testing

• Anti Coagulation

Key health priorities


• Healthy lifestyles / Healthy weight

• Dementia

• Ischaemic heart disease

 

Last modified: 

22 Nov 2017