Derby City South PCN Social Prescriber

  • Temporary
  • Derby

Alexin Healthcare CIC

Salary: £24,214 – £27,000 WTE (dependent on experience)

PCNs were formed as part of the NHS long-term plan. PCNs are developing to bring together general practice in geographical networks covering populations of approximately 30-50,000 patients. Our PCN is large and cover 92,000 patients.

Core objectives of each PCN are:
To help recruit and retain staff, to remove pressure from existing and individual general practice units and to help with practice finances
To move towards integrating the wider health and social care system
To secure new ‘additionality roles’ funding from NHSE to recruit clinical pharmacists, social prescribers, physiotherapists and other allied health care professionals
To focus on service delivery. This to include improving patient access, extending the scope of services available to patients and working with other health and social care providers to ensure best use of available resources
To deliver a national service specification

PCNs are established by the geographical group of GP Practices signing up to the NHSE Network Contract Direct Enhanced Service. PCNs are however not required to be a formal body/legal entity. The Derby City South PCN have decided at this juncture to employ all staff through Alexin Healthcare CIC Limited.

Alexin Healthcare CIC Limited is a large and successful GP Federation covering Southern Derbyshire, East & South East Staffordshire who are dedicated to delivering high quality health services to the community, improved patient experience and keeping Primary Care at the forefront of the NHS reforms.

The main purpose of this role is to deliver social prescribing support to the Derby City South PCN as required by the Derby City South PCN Board.

The social prescriber will, working in partnership with the practice teams, lead on projects such as supporting patients by promoting lifestyle changes, preventing ill-health by means of behavioural change techniques etc. The social prescriber may work with patients in the practice or with patients in their own home.

To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk.

Posted by / November 2, 2019