Social Prescribing Update 19/10/21

Our three new Social Prescriber's (SP) have settled in and are now handling a busy caseload. We are seeing a mixture of tasks coming through from GP’s, receptionists, nurses and self-referrals from the website and have got some great feedback.

Alongside that we are seeing referrals from within the vaccination programme when patients tell us of their loneliness and isolation. Our SP Lorraine Gough is now supporting them.

 

The Healthy Living Group has moved from online to face-to-face with weekly meetings based in the observation room at Milford War Memorial Hospital. Patients are travelling from as far as Cadnam to attend. Anyone looking for help with weight loss or with Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes can be offered a place on the 6 week course. The course covers lifestyle, diet, movement and mind training. Sign up using this form.

 

Sam and Jess have done all the local research they need and made the contacts they require to get started with the youth mental health offering. If you are 12-25 years old and feel you would benefit from some support please complete a self-referral.

 

We now also have weekly drop in sessions at Lyndhurst, Chawton and Wistaria on Wednesday mornings.


Update 26/9/21

  • New Forest PCN has now started providing COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations from Milford War Memorial Hospital. Click here and read the breaking news for more information.
  • We have also welcomed three new social prescribers. You can read about them here.


Update 24/5/21:

  • The PCN has now helped deliver over 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine mostly at the Milford War Memorial Hospital site. Well done to all involved including our team of wonderful volunteers. For more information click here.


Update May 2021:

  • Dr Camilla Janssen is now our Education Environment Lead (EEL) who will work to support our new staff in their training and development. She will also help spread learning across the PCN.
  • Dr Nichola Osbourne will be working part time as a Health and Wellbeing Coach on a temporary project to improve the care of our patients with a focus on Pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and those looking to lose weight. We hope as a PCN to halt the growth in the numbers of patients being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes by empowering those in at risk groups to make lifestyle changes.

Update April 2021:

  • We have a new recruitment page. We are looking for new members of our team.
  • Jane Murphy has joined the network and as the lead member of our developing home visiting team.

I am very excited to have recently joined the New Forest Primary Care Network.  I am a BSc Paramedic with experience working within a hospital and as a frontline Paramedic.  I am now specialising in Primary Care and will be working across the Network for the GP surgeries.  My role is to carry out home assessments, treatments, and referrals where needed.  This will help provide patients with a link between their community based treatment plan or ongoing health requirements and their GP.

Update January 2021:

  • Debbie Powell joined the team in November last year and is working as a Care Coordinator.  Her main focus is on working with Nursing and Care homes to ensure residents have care plans in place which make their views about their care known to all parts of the NHS.
  • The PCN is taking a central role in coordinating and delivering COVID-19 Vaccinations for our local population. We took our first delivery of vaccine on 21/12/20 and we vaccinated over 1000 people at our vaccination centre at Milford on Sea War Memorial Hospital before Christmas. We have also vaccinated over 500 people in Nursing and Residential Homes. You can read more about our vaccination programme here.
  • We are now on Twitter. Click on the icon below to follow us for the latest updates on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Network Team

Management Team:

Dr Sally Johnston

Clinical Director

Working days: Variable

Joined the network: 2019

Dr Camilla Janssen

Education Environment Lead

Working days: Mondays

Joined the network: May 2021

Rebecca Higgins

Network Manager

Working days: Monday & Wednesdays

Joined the network: May 2020

Dr Neil Moody-Jones

Diabetes and Website Lead

Working days: Monday to Thursday

Joined the network: 2019

Social Prescribing & Wellbeing Team:

Working days: Monday to Thursday

Joined the network: Nov 2020

Ellie Douse

Care Coordinator

Working days: Tuesday to Friday

Joined the network: May 2021

Jess Hurdidge

Social Prescriber

Working days: Monday to Friday

Joined the network: Sept 2021

Helen Clarke

Social Prescriber

Working days: Variable

Joined the network: Nov 2020

Lorraine Gough

Social Prescriber

Working days: Monday to Thursday

Joined the network: Sept 2021

Sam Jenkins

Social Prescriber

Working days: Monday to Wednesday

Joined the network: Sept 2021

Medicines Team:

Working days: Monday to Friday

Joined the network: May 2020

Home Visiting Team:

Jane Murphy

Paramedic

Working days: Monday to Friday

Joined the network: April 2021

Musculoskeletal Team:

Working days: 

Joined the network: Oct 2020

About our Network:

Care Coordinator:

Dagmara Sojko

Care Coordinator

Working days: Monday to Friday

Joined the network: Oct 2021

Working days: 

Joined the network: Oct 2020

New Forest Primary Care Network is a collaborative project involving the following GP Surgeries:

  • Lyndhurst Surgery
  • New Forest Medical Group (Brockenhurst & Sway) - non-core practice
  • Chawton House Surgery (Lymington)
  • Wistaria and Milford Surgeries (Lymington & Milford on Sea)

If you are a patient at one of these surgeries then you live within the New Forest Primary Care Network and can benefit from the services on offer which will hopefully develop even further in the future.

If you’re a patient at one of our practices you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use eConsult and/or Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp