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In the new scheme of enhanced primary and community care support, care homes will be aligned to practices, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Within this framework, the PCN will help deliver structured, multidisciplinary and personalised support across a variety of health imperatives for the individual patient.

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Our Aims

  • Improve the experience, quality and safety of care for people living in care homes, their families and their carers;
  • Reduce avoidable ambulance journeys, A&E attendances and emergency admissions to hospital for people living care home residents;
  • Improve sub-optimal medication regimes in care homes; and
  • Support more people living in care homes to die in a place of their choosing.
The People We Will Help
  • All people who live permanently in care homes (both residential and nursing) are eligible for the service. This includes people living in residential and nursing homes that deliver specialist support (such as specialist learning disability and dementia units) but does not include people living in secure units for mental health.
  • Addressing many of these risk factors will require non-clinical interventions and strong working relationships with local voluntary, community and civic groups, as well as system public health teams¬†