NHS Greater Huddersfield and NHS North Kirklees CCGs have approved the registration of nine primary care networks in Kirklees. The decision was taken at separate Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings held on Wednesday 22 May.
Primary care networks are a critical component of the vision for health and social care set out in the Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Plan and the NHS Long Term Plan. Networks are much more than groups of general practices. They represent a fundamental shift in the way health and care is provided to our population. GP practices, community services, social care and others will be expected to work together in a way they have never done before.
Networks should typically serve populations of 30,000 to 50,000, consist of more than one GP practice, and cover an appropriate geographic area. As part of the registration process, each network was required to identify a clinical director.
Catherine Wormstone, Head of Primary care for the CCGs said: “The establishment of primary care networks marks one of the most significant changes in GP services over the past decade. The networks, along with the increased financial investment being made available, will be essential to the delivery of strong, sustainable primary care in Kirklees and the achievement of the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
“In approving the registration of the networks today, we acknowledge the efforts made by staff in our GP practices and CCG practice support team who have helped us to get to this important point in the process.”
Following their registration, primary care networks will be expected to set out their plans to support the implementation of the five year framework for GP contract reform, starting with changes in a number of key areas from this July.
The nine networks are identified in the tables below.
You can find full details of the process to date, along with the requirements for the establishment of primary care networks and the registration process in the Primary Care Commissioning Committee papers for each CCG here.
Primary Care Networks: Greater Huddersfield CCG
|The Valleys Health and Social Care Network||Dr Dil Ashraf||Oaklands Health Centre
Elmwood Family Doctors
Slaithwaite Health Centre
Meltham Group Practice
Colne Valley Group Practice
|The Mast Primary Care Network||Dr Louise James||Dearne Valley Health Centre Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors
Lepton and Kirkheaton
Kirkburton Health Centre
Shepley Health Centre
|The Viaduct Care Network||Dr Sajid Nazir||New Street and Netherton
Meltham Road Surgery
Thornton Lodge Surgery
Crosland Moor Group Practice Newsome Surgery
Paddock & Longwood Family Practice Lockwood Surgery
|Greenwood Network||Dr Jane Ford||The Grange Group Practice
Woodhouse Hill Surgery
Fartown Green Road Surgery Bradford Road Surgery
Lindley Village Surgery
Lindley Group Practice
Birkby Health Centre
Nook Surgery & Clifton Group
|Tolson Care Partnership||Dr Sarah Milligan||The Whitehouse Centre
Greenhead Family Doctors
Dr Glencross practice
University Health Centre
Waterloo Health Centre
The Junction Surgery
Primary Care Networks: North Kirklees CCG
|Spen Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care) Network (SHAWN||Dr Imad Riaz||Cleckheaton Group Practice
Cook Lane (Albion St)
Liversedge Medical Centre Parkview Surgery
The Greenway Medical Practice
Brookroyd House Surgery Undercliffe Surgery
|Batley and Birstall Primary Care Network||Dr C Ratcliffe||Cherry Tree Surgery Kirkgate Surgery Broughton House Surgery Batley Health Centre Grove House Surgery Wellington House Surgery Blackburn Road Medical Centre
Mount Pleasant Medical Centre
|Three Centres Primary Care Network||Dr M Hussain||Dr Mahmood & Partners Calder View Surgery Eightlands Surgery
North Road Suite Surgery Mirfield Health Centre
|Dewsbury and Thornhill Primary Care Network||Dr Indira Kasibhatla||Savile Town Medical Centre
Thornhill Lees Surgery
The Paddock Surgery
The Albion Mount Medical Practice
New Brewery Lane Surgery
Windsor Medical Centre
Healds Road Surgery