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:|
|Local federation:||Stevenage Health Ltd.|
|Dr Rini Saha
Locality Chair Stevenage
GP at King George Surgery in Stevenage
|Dr Russell Hall
Locality Vice-Chair Stevenage
GP at Chells Surgery, Stevenage
Prescribing lead: Dr Rini 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.
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.
• 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
• Ischaemic heart disease