With our Prime75+ project enjoying continued success, we were delighted to partner with the team at Practice Business magazine to showcase the very real impact the initiative is having on patients, communities and healthcare practitioners across the UK.

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Prime GP will be exhibiting at Meridian Live Healthcare innovation event

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MAJOR AWARD SHORTLIST FOR OUR PRIME75+ PROJECT

We are delighted to announce that our Prime75+ project – dedicated to tackling loneliness amongst the over 75 population – has been shortlisted in the Care of Frail Older Patients category of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017.

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Commissioners in Warwickshire managed to reduce appointments in general practice by a third by helping elderly people at risk of social isolation

By Dr TIm Coker

Featured in The Commissioning Review | Issue 16 Autumn 2016

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On Friday 30 October at 10am, Manor Park Surgery ran a coffee morning at St John's Church Hall in Polegate in aid of the Macmillan Trust

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Barbara has been involved with setting up Nosh & Natter, Trips4U, Mothers & Toddlers group in Meon Vale (with support from the local CofE Benefice and new Rector Revd. Ros Greenhalgh) and the pilot for Surf and Natter.

In recognition of this hard and unselfish work in helping the older people in South Warwickshire/North Gloucestershire she was nominated by Dr Karen Clarke, from Meon Medical Centre (Prime GP) in Quinton for a British Citizens Award.

Following this nomination Barbara was awarded with the British Citizens medal for Service to Healthcare at the House of Lords, by Lonnie Mayne President of InMoment, on Thursday 7th July 2016.

By Chris Roberts/WiderViewPhoto PR

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We are delighted to announce that the Prime GP team scooped the esteemed Person-Centred Care Innovation title at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s Celebration of Innovation Awards 2016.

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Prime 75+ Wins Innovation Prize

Prime 75+ was awarded an innovation prize by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network at their recent ‘Long Term Conditions: Making Inovation Happen in the NHS’ Conference. 

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Focusing on the real power of collaboration, this simple model addresses the negative health effects of fuel poverty on those with welfare issues. It brings together the healthcare and voluntary sectors to improve quality of care, reduce dependence on the healthcare system, and improve the physical and mental health of individuals affected by fuel poverty.

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An event held to celebrate Southam’s older generation and the carers who look after them was a hailed a huge success as over 100 people gathered for an afternoon of music and entertainment.

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STUDLEY RESIDENTS DON THEIR DANCING SHOES

Following the roaring success of a similar event held on Older People’s Day earlier this year, Prime 75+ was delighted to host a Christmas Afternoon Tea Dance for local residents at Studley Village Hall on 11th December.

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Older People’s Day is dedicated to encouraging older people to engage in activities to remain happy and healthy, and this is a concept that is integral to our own Prime 75+ initiative where we encourage individuals to socialise and build their self-esteem through social events and activities.

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Sunday 13th September saw our very own Executive Director Amy Danahay take part in the Sure Run To The Beat event which saw her and partner Neil run 10k through the streets of London, on behalf of The Silver Line.

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LONELINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES GUIDE TO STAY IN THE PRIME OF LIFE

Prime 75+ is dedicated to combating loneliness across the elderly population and one local project has used the experience of its patients to produce a dedicated guide to help individuals remain happy and healthy in their senior years. 

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The BMJ reported recently that CCGs are not adopting new technologies quick enough. 

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The Prime 75+ scheme is being rolled out across four practices in Warwickshire, where people over 75 were contacted for a ‘wellness check’ to see if they were socially isolated.  Those who were thought to be suffering from loneliness were then put in touch with each other and took part in social events like tea parties, and set up their own activities, such as mosaic-making.

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An event to celebrate Prime GPs project aimed at tackling loneliness was hailed a huge success as it welcomed over 400 guests, including Esther Rantzen and Anton Du Beke, for traditional afternoon tea and entertainment.

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For GPs, offering extended hours can be difficult. For patients they want accessibility and various modes of accessibility. GPs, clinical commissioning groups, public-health professionals, and the voluntary sector – we all want our actions to result in positive behaviour change.

Each patient will have their own preferred methods of access and communication.

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For GPs, meeting the needs of an ageing population presents increasingly complex challenges. One such challenge is being able to provide enough time and resource to patients seeking more care in the latter stages of their lives.

But does that care always need to be delivered by doctors or nurses?

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