Selby Town PCN
Selby Town Primary Care Network (PCN) looks after a population of 49,792 people covering over 180 square miles and works together to improve health and social care services whilst providing more of them closer to home.The PCN is made up of four surgeries including:
View the PCN poster here.
Selby Town PCN share highlights from a year of progress
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.
The 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.
Additional services available to patients in GP practices.
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.
- Scott Road poster and leaflet
- Beech Tree poster and leaflet
- Posterngate poster and leaflet
- Escrick poster and leaflet
- Generic poster
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.
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.
Care co-ordinators - 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.
Mental Health Practitioners - Sometimes referred to as a First Contact Mental Health Practitioner, this role supports patients with either a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health concern without the need for a GP referral. Read more about how they support patients here.
Clinical Pharmacist - 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.
Working together to protect the vulnerable
The Selby Town PCN is led by Dr Nick Jackson, Clinical Director and he is supported by GP Leads in each practice.
- Dr Ruth Walker, GP Lead Scott Road Medical Practice
- Dr Richard Stockley, GP Lead Posterngate Surgery
- Dr Roger Toner, GP Lead Escrick Surgery
Feedback on areas of work within the PCN
Public awareness of mental health has grown significantly and it’s fantastic to see our community coming together to support each other through these uncertain and worrying times... helping to remove stigma, increase access into mental health services and supporting the long term aims of local health service development
Keeping patients and staff safe is a top priority for us, and knowing we have already vaccinated such a large number of our more elderly and vulnerable population is a tribute to our primary care team