Enhanced Health in Care Homes

Debbie Powell

Social Prescriber - Care Home

What is my role with the New Forest Primary Care Network?

This role provides a link between Care Homes and GPs. It has been created to improve the care of people living in Care Homes by developing care plans based on the individuals wishes for care and giving the GPs a greater knowledge of their day to day health and functioning. It is planned that the care plans be shared with all health care professionals thus enabling peoples wishes to be known at all times, by all health care services.


When will you see or hear from me?


I will work from all the GP practices in the network as well as care homes across the area. I am hoping to spend a lot of my time in Care Homes, getting to know the staff and people living there.


I will be working alongside the people living in the care homes, their families and the care home staff to get all the relevant information drawn together into one document and make them into a reality


However, during these times of social distancing and isolation I am going to initially have to work quite differently and so currently it is not clear when I will be able to start seeing the care home staff and people in the care homes, face to face.