Proud of our Practice: Our support for the vulnerable
Newnham Walk Surgery in Cambridge has set up a comprehensive support network to help care for its 20 most vulnerable patients.
A multidisciplinary team of GPs, occupational therapists, community psychiatric nurses and care managers aims to reduce admissions and length of stay.
But the practice is keen to stress that its Vulnerable People Programme, which has been running for just over a year, is different to the community matron model because those involved are closer to the patients.
Dr Michael Jiew (pictured front), a GP registrar at the surgery, said he was proud of the care provided: 'Everyone is so passionate about the project and it's an initiative that could be mirrored easily by other surgeries.'