The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) today welcomes the publication of a new framework setting out how to be a multispecialty community provider.
The document defines what being a multispecialty community provider (MCP) means by assembling features from the 14 MCP vanguards into a common framework. In turn, the 14 will be adopting or adapting the framework for their diverse local communities, as they progress from their current status as aspirant MCPs towards full maturity.
The framework includes the ‘Primary Care Home’, the joint programme between the NAPC and NHS Confederation, that develops NAPC’s primary care home model in line with the MCP care hub or neighbourhood approach, supporting the health and wellbeing needs of a registered population of 30,000 – 50,000.
NAPC Chairman, Dr Nav Chana said:
“The NAPC launched the Primary Care Home model in 2015 as a solution to delivering improvements in personalised care and local population health outcomes and the triple aims of the 5 Year Forward View. It provides a mechanism through which local providers – primary, secondary, social, community and voluntary – come together as ‘one organisation’ to focus on improving wellness and care services for their local communities and patients, improving patient experience, workforce satisfaction and use of existing NHS resources”.
The features of the PCH model are:
- provision of care to a defined, registered population of between 30,000 and 50,000 people;
- an integrated workforce, with a strong focus on partnerships spanning primary, secondary, community and social care;
- a combined focus on the personalisation of care with improvements in population health outcomes;
- alignment of clinical and financial drivers with appropriate shared risks and rewards.
Supported by the New Care Models programme, NAPC currently have 15 Rapid Test Sites with plans to extend the model nationally to more PCH Sites over 2016/17.