The Health Care Coordinator Team fulfill a previously unmet need.
GPs had seen an increase in people coming to them with non-clinical issues because they had no one else to go to. The Health Care Coordinator Team was originally designed to support older or frail patients. Since the remit has changed, the team now support a range of ages including Learning Difficulties, End of Life, the Chronically ill and the vulnerable. The Health Care Coordinator team has also widened their clinical skills to help the cross over between social and medical problems.
Our team has a range of backgrounds, both inside and outside of the NHS, but they share a single priority: the needs of the patient come first.