GPs and nurses lead DoH-backed social enterprises

Three-fifths of the social enterprises the DoH is providing £30,000 backing for are led by either GPs, nurses or a combination of the two.

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.'

GP-led services:

  • Salford PCT: Healthy living centre delivering a range of public health services;

Nurse-led 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;

GP/nurse-led 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.

 

 

 

Neil Durham

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