The Primary Care Home concept is based on the ethos of groups of practices working together to deliver out of hospital care in the patient’s community by working in close partnership with secondary care, social care and the voluntary sector.
On 3rd October GPW-Fed had the PCH launch which proved a great success. The feedback was very positive, attendance was high and it included a strong presence from patients groups.
Adult ADHD is currently managed in secondary care. Patients can wait a considerable period of time to access treatment. Evidence suggests that poorly managed ADHD patients have higher rates of substance abuse and academic failure, they have lower occupational status, are more likely to be involved in crime and have fewer social relationships or friends.
We are currently working on bringing the treatment of adult ADHD into the community using the Primary Care Home model. We have been working closely with our secondary care colleagues are hoping to start the service in the New Year. There will be an opportunity for GP’s to upskill and be involved in the service. From a patient perspective this will mean faster access to treatment, better support, and improved holistic care, all provided closer to home.
We are also in talks to provide a similar service for the treatment of male hypogonadism.
If you would be interested in getting involved in any of these services, please let us know.