New pilot in Foreland Medical Centre
A primary care pilot has launched in North Kensington. The recent review of primary care services highlighted that people affected by Grenfell aren’t always accessing the additional services that are available in North Kensington through their GP practice; such as Extended Appointments and the Enhanced Heath Checks.
In response to this the North Kensington Recovery team are launching a pilot to test a new approach which will include dedicated GPs to review and case manage this list of patients proactively.
The pilot will begin at Foreland Medical centre. Due to the close proximity to the tower the practice has a large number of patients registered affected by Grenfell. The hope is that the ‘case management’ approach will improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes in the community. The GP and team will be looking at changes in patients’ health needs; the impact of COVID-19 on individual’s health and the issues patients are having accessing primary care services locally.
Enhanced Health Checks
- These health checks with the GP are aimed at assessing over health and wellbeing and finding the early signs of any health problems or any underlying health conditions.
- The extended appointments enable patients to have more time their GP to discuss and address any physical and mental health concerns and arrange any necessary referrals to specialist services if needed, including respiratory and toxicologist consultants.
Appointments can be booked through the practice reception, for more information visit Foreland Medical centre website for more information.