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New care models – learning from the leaders

The new models of care being tested out offer general practice the chance to “step up to the plate and lead their local health economy”, one vanguard leader told a PCC event this week.

Dr Naresh Rati, is executive partner with the Modality Partnership in the west Midlands, a multispecialty community provider (MCP) in the vanguard programme.

He outlined how his super-partnership had developed from the initial merger of two practices and already delivered primary care services from 15 sites. With vanguard status, the organisation is now adding community services to the range of services it provides.

Dr Rati emphasised the work Modality had done on access and IT and how this had both improved the patient experience and allowed for wider innovation.

Dr Jonathan Gregson, chair of Primary Care Cheshire, a 34 practice federation which is part of the West Cheshire Way MCP, spoke about developing a “social movement” based around patient advocates and integrated teams.

The event featured presentations from several other integrated providers and federations as well as updates from NHS England leaders. It will be repeated in London on 20 October. A few places remain – book now to avoid disappointment.