POPLAR & LIMEHOUSE HEALTH AND WELLBEING NETWORK
In 2009 Tower Hamlets began to address the need for change by organising GPs into networks.
This was done to focus on population health across a geography coterminous with Local Authority boundaries.
The aim would be to ensure sufficient scale and cost efficiencies to:
– Access rare skills and resources (e.g., equipment)
– Ensure access
– Allow specialisation of staff
We would also build collaborative relationships with wide range of partners (e.g. schools, RSLs and the 3rd sector)
There would be better integration with infrastructure
It would serve as a basis to coordinate with the NHS:
– Acute sector (e.g., for consultants to work in community)
– CHS services (e.g., for coordination of field deployed staff).