Best Practice Gazeteer – we are beginning to build a portfolio of case studies showcasing the very best practice in the delivery of primary care. If you have any leads which you think might bring us to some areas of good practice please do let us know.
New Board Members – recently we welcomed four new Board members: Nikki Silver CEO of LIVES, Professor Mark Gussy Global Professor in Rural Health and Care University of Lincoln, Mark Cooke (Regional Director of Strategy and Transformation, NHSEI South West) and Andrew Dickenson, Chief Dental Officer for Wales. You can read more about them all here.
Digital Literacy – we are launching a new pilot project to look at the development of digital literacy skills amongst the population with a focus on better self care. If you would like to know more let us know.
Rural Health and Care Toolkit – our progress with the toolkit continues with one Devon based partnership to concentrate on a “Deep End” initiative linked to the same approach as set out in the malnutrition article above, another (Gloucestershire) focusing on social prescribing and a third on the interface between the VCS and statutory sector. In Northern Ireland our partners are reviewing the operation of the health care system on Rathlin Island..
House of Lords – on 21 February we will be showcasing our key themes in Health and Care agenda at a meeting hosted by the South and East Lincolnshire Council Partnership
Self Employed Social Care – we have a meeting this week coming up with Pip Cannons from Community Catalysts about their brilliant model for addressing the social care staffing challenges which really works well in rural settings – I can let you know more if you are interested.