Selby Town PCN
GP practices working together as Primary Care Networks across the Vale of York have shared their highlights from a year of progress developing services and support for their local populations.
Selby Town PCN, which serves an urban population of more than 50,000, highlighted population health management work focusing on the needs of communities, plus dementia, mental health, frailty and cardiovascular disease.
The PCN's COVID-19 response proved successful, with a vaccination hub set up at the town's Summit centre and more than 41,000 doses delivered to the end of March 2021. The vaccine was delivered to 100 per cent of the area's population with learning difficulties, while the vaccine was given in the homes of the most vulnerable residents.
Staff have been recruited to 11 new roles, including to support patients with dementia and their families – leading to an increase in the number of people receiving an earlier diagnosis and support.
Selby Town Primary Care Network (PCN) has teamed up with neighbouring surgeries who will be working together to improve health and social care services and providing more of them closer to home.
The PCN is made up of four surgeries including:
The Selby Town PCN looks after a population of 49,792 people covering over 180 square miles. View the PCN poster here.
- Mental health including dementia
- long term conditions
- Smoking cessation
- Improving services for people with learning disabilities
The Selby Town PCN is led by Dr Nick Jackson, Clinical Director and he is supported by GP Leads in each practice.
Dr Nick Jackson, PCN Clinical Director and GP Lead Beech Tree Surgery
Dr Nick Jackson was born and brought up in North Yorkshire; he has been a full time GP at Beech Tree Surgery since 1998. He has interests in diabetes and minor surgery as well as teaching medical students and junior doctors. As Clinical Director, he helps to oversee the priorities of the PCN and represents the interests of the Selby locality in the wider Vale of York
Practice Manager: Tom Baker
Dr Ruth Walker, GP Lead Scott Road Medical Practice
Dr Ruth Walker has worked at Scott Road Medical Centre in Selby since 2004. She is also on the Governing body of Vale of York CCG representing the South Locality. Her interests include mental health, population health and health inequalities. She is currently working on several projects for the PCN which include embedding Wellbeing Link Workers in each practice, setting up a new Dementia Care Coordinator role and working with our mental health provider to improve the care of people with mental health problems
Practice Manager: Jo Clark
Dr Richard Stockley, GP Lead Posterngate Surgery
Dr Richard Stockley was born and brought up in York and qualified at Leicester University in 1995. After spending time working in Australia he returned to complete his GP training in Nottingham and has been working at Posterngate Surgery since 2002. His interests include diabetes, frailty, minor surgery and teaches medical students.
Practice Manager: Cheryl Midgley
Dr Roger Toner, GP Lead Escrick Surgery
Practice Manager: Liz Stockdale
Richard Gregory, PCN support
Richard was born in West Yorkshire, spent most of working life working in North Yorkshire yet lives in South Yorkshire. He retired from Practice Management after 23 years in March 2019 and now provides management support to Selby Town PCN on a part time basis helping across all areas of activity.
Richard likes to keep fit & healthy by going to the gym, running and fell walking.
Additional services being offered
The PCN is working closely with partners across the locality including Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, voluntary sector colleagues, community services, York Hospital, and Tees Esk and Wear Valley Mental Health Foundation Trust. These partnerships are vital to ensure that we work together to put our communities at the heart of everything that we do, improving our services together. You will see some of these partnerships being demonstrated in the additional services below which will be on hand to help with a wide range of social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing issues.
Social prescribing provides a service to people who don't necessarily need the kind of help that comes in a tube or bottle. Instead, with the help of a wellbeing link worker, a patient receives a 'social prescription' to provide support that will help them access activities to improve health and enjoyment in life. For example connecting people to community groups and relevant services for practical and emotional support.
Find out more about social prescribing here.
Selby Town PCN is supported by four Wellbeing Link Workers offering social prescribing services to patients in each practice. If you’re a patient within this PCN area then you can call your GP surgery and ask to see the wellbeing link worker. GPs and practice nurses can also refer you to a link worker and receptionists may automatically book you in with a wellbeing link worker if you are suitable for this service.
- Scott Road poster and leaflet
- Beech Tree poster and leaflet
- Posterngate poster and leaflet
- Escrick poster and leaflet
- Generic poster
Magdalena Kulpa, Wellbeing link worker
Magdalena is an experienced wellbeing link worker who has been working for ‘Living Well’, North Yorkshire County Council’s Social Prescribing service for over 3 years. She will work at Scott Road Medical Centre for three days a week where she will consult with patients referred to by staff. On her other days she will still work for the core Living Well service. Magdalena can speak both English and Polish
Beth Hinchcliffe, Wellbeing link worker
Bethany is an experienced wellbeing link worker who works for ‘Living Well’, North Yorkshire County Council’s Social Prescribing service and has been working with the Council for over 5 years with previous experiencing working in the assessment team and as a team leader with 10 years’ experience working in health and social care. Bethany will be working at Posterngate Surgery Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays where she will consult with patients. On the other days Bethany will work for the core Living Well service.
Sarah McDonagh, Wellbeing link worker
Sarah has recently joined the Living Well team within North Yorkshire County Council, after spending 8 years working for the NHS. Sarah has a variety of experience dealing with all different aspects of health needs. Sarah has passion for people and enjoys promoting confidence improving lifestyles by promoting opportunities and solutions within the local community.
Wendy Gill, Wellbeing link worker
Wendy has worked for North Yorkshire County Council since 2008 and joined the Living Well Team in August 2019, from a social care background. She has 10 years experience in the recovery mental health team, supporting individuals in their recovery, goal planning and accessing the wider community for extra support as required. Wendy will be working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to provide dedicated support for patients at Beech Tree surgery. She is passionate about supporting people and witnessing the improvements/change a person can make in mental health and physical health issues over time.
First Contact Practitioner Physiotherapists
Patients with back and joint pain, including conditions such as arthritis, will now be able to contact their local physiotherapist directly, rather than waiting to see a GP or being referred to hospital. Patients can also see a physiotherapist by speaking to the GP practice receptionist or by being referred by their GP.
By making it easier for patients to access physiotherapist, patients will have quicker access to diagnosis and treatment, helping them to manage their conditions more effectively and recover faster, so they can get back to normal life quickly. They will help GPs to manage their workload more effectively, and reduce the need for onward referrals.
Jon Livesey, First Contact Practitioner
Jon works as a First Contact Practitioner covering Beech Tree and Escrick Surgeries. He has previously worked as a Physiotherapist, qualifying in 2003 and specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2005. He has mainly worked for York NHS during this time, predominantly working at Selby Hospital.
Dave Sulley, First Contact Practitioner
Qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. Worked in Wrexham and Wakefield prior to working in York. I have been based in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy team since 2013 being split between York and Selby. I have also spent time working within the rheumatology therapies covering York, Malton and Scarborough as well as the pain management clinic. Prior to starting the First Contact Practitioner role I worked in the York and Selby physiotherapy service as an advanced clinical specialist.
Community Parkinson's Nurse
A community Parkinson’s nurse specialist is someone who will supports the individual needs of patients with Parkinson's disease by bringing care closer to home and helping to manage their degree of symptoms so that they can continue living their life.
Read more about this role and how it can support patients with Parkinson's Disease here.
Gillian Clark, Community Parkinson's Nurse
As a Parkinson’s Nurse Gillian liaises with PD Consultants and GPs and signposts to other healthcare professionals, such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Mental Health Team, as well as with Social Services and Voluntary Services and Support services such as Parkinson’s UK.
Gillian also supports patients in the South Hambleton and Ryedale PCN and Tadcaster and Rural Selby PCN.
Selby Town PCN has three care coordinators who support GP practices and their patients to co-ordinate personal care needs.
Read more about these roles and the holistic support they offer patients here.
Helen Brazil, Dementia Care Coordinator
Helen will support patients pre diagnosis and from the point of diagnosis throughout a patients journey, ensuring patients are treated to evidence based standards in accordance with agreed Care Plans. Helen will provide a clear and accessible point of contact for guidance, support and navigation, working closely with other health, social care organisations and voluntary agencies. Helens working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
More information on this role:
Montana Baldwin, Frailty Care Coordinator
Montana will be collaborating with Alice to holistically support patients with frailty within the community and across the whole PCN. She will be working with patients to create a patient-centred care plan and providing access to support services within the area. Montana will be a point of contact for both patients and carers, whilst working along side other health, social care and voluntary agencies.
Alice Houlden, Frailty Care Coordinator
Alice will be collaborating with Montana to holistically support patients with frailty within the community and across the whole PCN. She will be working with patients to create a patient-centred care plan and providing access to support services within the area. Alice will be a point of contact for both patients and carers, whilst working along side other health, social care and voluntary agencies.
Lindsey Pashley, Learning Disabilities and SMI Care Coordinator
Lindsey will be holistically supporting patients with learning disabilities and their carers within the community and across the PCN, ensuring patients care plans are agreed and personalised. Lindsey will provide an accessible point of contact for guidance, support and navigation whilst working closely with health, social care and voluntary agencies. She has years of experience in the educational sector where she has taught and supported many individuals with learning needs. With qualifications in Psychology and Special Educational Needs, she is able to apply her knowledge to help each individual achieve their potential. Lindsey is passionate in helping people to accomplish life goals and improving opportunities for each person.
This is an internal facing role supporting medication reviews in care homes, working closely with the individual practices and the PCN as a whole. Patients may sometimes be contacted by a clinical pharmacist to review medications.