All frontline staff working in PCTs can set up a social enterprise to improve their services under the ‘right to request' scheme. The first wave of projects include a wide range of services, including those for the homeless, children and young people and mental health services.
As well as £30,000, each group is given a dedicated mentor and access to professional development opportunities that will help ensure their social enterprise is a success.
Care minister Phil Hope said: ‘Frontline staff see first hand how effective local services are, what works and what doesn't. I want staff to use their specialist skills and knowledge to transform local services and improve the health and wellbeing of patients and users.'
- Salford PCT: Healthy living centre delivering a range of public health services;
- Leicester City PCT: GMS for homeless people including substance misuse services;
- Derby City PCT: Family nurse partnership: health visiting programme working with vulnerable teenage parents;
- Norfolk PCT: Primary care services and management of long-term conditions for patients in custodial/offender care environments;
- Mid Essex PCT: community hospitals, district nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy and community dentistry;
- South East Essex: district nursing, long-term conditions management, community dentistry, podiatry, health visiting and school nursing;
- Barking and Dagenham PCT: walk-in centre;
- Bromley PCT: urgent care centre;
- Kingston PCT: primary and community care services;
- Bedfordshire PCT: general medical care services, home visits, minor surgery, ante and post natal care and cervical cytology;
- Bromley PCT: integrated primary and community care services.