PRIMARY CARE VERTICAL INTEGRATION PILOT
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) is currently working with three Wolverhampton GP practices on a ground breaking project which will see these practices being integrated into the Trust. It is hoped that this will increase access to services, provide better care and reduce bureaucracy between the surgeries and the hospital.
The practices involved in this exciting pilot are:
Lea Road Medical Practice
Alfred Squire Road Health Centre
MGS Medical Practice (Bradley Health Centre, Low Hill Health Centre, Ruskin Road Surgery)
Both the GP practices and RWT recognise that as two separate organisations there can be delays caused by the processes that need to be in place for patient care to be organised.
Through the practices becoming a part of RWT we can look more effectively at how we remove some of those processes to make the system work more efficiently and help to generally improve services. There is also a lot of knowledge and skills that can be shared on both sides and we can provide greater training and support opportunities for staff at the practices.