PCN workforce

New roles have been introduced across Nottingham city to support Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and GP practices. This follows the guidance set out in NHS Englands Long Term Plan. From a patient point of view it means you may be offerend an appointment with a clinican other than a nurse or doctor when booking at your GP practice. From a practice point of view there is more clinical support available for patients. The additional roles in each PCN will vary based on the health and care needs of the local populations (population health management).

 

NCGPA is lead employer for a number of the additional roles across Nottingham city. Find out more about the roles active in Nottingham city below.

 

Social Prescribing Link Workers

Social prescribing starts with a conversation. It may be a conversation with a GP or with someone else from the practice team.

Link Workers support people to unpick issues they may be facing and give them time to focus on what matters to them. They connect people to community groups and activities that provide practical and emotional support, enabling the people to take greater control of their health and wellbeing.

 
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team link workers collaborate with local partners to support community groups to be accessible and sustainable as well as helping people to start new groups.

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists work in primary in a patient facing role. They work with patients at GP practices to assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicine. Clinical Pharmacists are prescribers, or are working towards an independent prescribing qualification. Typically Clinical Pharmacists take responsibility for patients with chronic diseases and undertake clinical medication reviews (CMRs) to proactively manage people with complex polypharmacy. Usullay this involves working with the  elderly, people in care homes and those with multiple comorbidities.