NHS Erewash CCG is developing an Integrated Care Programme to improve both the patient and practitioner experience. National evidence clearly shows that joint working between health and social care improves outcomes for patients and service users, bringing care closer to the home and providing improved efficiencies. Erewash will be delivering this through the setting up of six new Community Delivery Teams, including GPs, community matrons, social care and other health workers. Each Team will also have a Care Co-ordinator.
Work is continuing to bring these teams together, but in the meantime we will be launching a Single Point of Access (SPA) for GPs from 29th October. The SPA will mean access to the latest information on available beds and other resources, and can arrange referrals to the Integrated Care Teams.