West integrated care area

About the west ICA

The west integrated care area (ICA) covers a population of approximately 179,715 and is located in the west of Cornwall and includes the Isles of Scilly.

Our shared vision is that we work together as compassionate communities to improve the health and wellbeing of our area. We focus on what matters to people, putting their needs above the interests of any organisation. People should be cared for where they live unless there is a clinical reason to travel elsewhere.

Priorities for the future

Develop the community co-ordination function and single referral route at ICA level

  • Learn from the COVID-19 experience and embed at ICA level.
  • Create a dashboard to inform demand and capacity management for allocation of resources across our area.

Respiratory pathway

  • Re-start the pathway that was approved before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Use population health data to target certain groups and develop personalised interventions.

Embed multi-disciplinary team working

  • Through daily and weekly huddles at primary care network (PCN) level.
  • Increase shared access to information across primary and community care teams.

Primary care networks in the west ICA

There are 4 PCNs within the west ICA and these are listed below with the GP practices that are included within them.

North Kerrier east

This PCN has approximately 33,900 patients from the 3 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

Harris Memorial Surgery also has a branch surgery in Lanner.

The clinical director for this PCN is Dr Tamsin Craze.

Local priorities

This PCN is committed to achieving:

  • the best use of local health resources
  • providing care as close to home as possible
  • reducing health inequalities

The PCN is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to support people in their community. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their community.

North Kerrier west

This PCN has approximately 39,750 patients from the 2 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

The clinical director for this PCN is Dr Matt Whiteley.

Local priorities

This PCN is committed to achieving:

  • the best use of local health resources
  • providing care as close to home as possible
  • reducing health inequalities

The PCN is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to support people in their community. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their community.

Penwith

This PCN has approximately 72,665 patients from the 7 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

2 of these surgeries also have branch surgeries in locations within Cape Cornwall and Mousehole.

A leg dressing club with social activities has also been set up with the support of the voluntary care sector.

The clinical director for this PCN is Dr Dan Rainbow.

Local priorities

This PCN is committed to achieving:

  • achieving the best use of local health resources
  • providing care as close to home as possible
  • reducing health inequalities

The PCN is committed to developing an integrated care team approach. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their community.

South Kerrier and Isles of Scilly

This PCN has approximately 33,400 patients from the 5 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

The clinical director for this PCN is Dr James Tait.

Local priorities

This PCN is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to support people in their communities. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their community.

On the mainland, the priorities relate to improving access to services locally. A GP weekend review clinic has been trialled and is set to continue, working alongside Helston Minor Injury Unit.

On the Isles of Scilly, work is progressing towards joining up health and social care to make the best use of resources. There is a daily multi-disciplinary team meeting, and a clinical forum. Patients and their carers can give suggestions that improve the care they receive. A travel project is aiming to deliver health service improvements and reduce travel costs for people living on the islands. The aim is to reduce the need for medical travel to the mainland by providing more outpatient activity on the islands.

Page last reviewed: 12 July, 2022

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