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Hull Health Forward Confederation reforming as Symphonie PCN Posted on 12 May 2021

Due to changes in the GP contract 2019/20 our practice grouping will change how it works together. The groups should now typically cover 30,000 to 50,000 patients and be geographically contiguous.

The groups will reform as a Primary Care Network (PCN).  Primary Care Networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care, providing the basis for future collaboration with other providers (e.g. Community Trusts) where appropriate, and will work together to deliver specific packages of care.

As the grouping Hull Health Forward Confederation (HHFC) cared for over 74,000 patients and in order to meet the new guidelines the members of the HHFC voted and agreed to split into two groupings. The Clifton House Medical Centre will continue to work with the following practices that have previously been part of the Hull Health Forward Confederation.

  • The Avenues Medical Centre
  • Wolseley Medical Centre
  • Newland Health Centre
  • Wilberforce Surgery
  • Sydenham House Medical Centre
  • The Oaks Medical Centre
  • Hastings Medical Centre

These practices continue to be like minded, who will work together to ensure they provide good care for both patient and staff whilst continuing to maintain their independence and individuality. Practice Managers will continue to support each other and share knowledge and skills.

As from 1.7.2019 the new Network will reform and become “Symphonie”.  The name was chosen from a draw in which all members of staff from each surgery participated.  Symphonie will work together as a team to provide services to patients across the network. This team-based care approach aims to ensure patients are better cared for in the community.

For the foreseeable future there will be no changes to staff and their current roles. Staff are an invaluable and important part of this process and will be kept informed and involved at all times. Practices will continue to operate as they do currently and patients may see some changes. Patients will be kept informed of any changes at all times via patient participation groups, notice boards, the Practice website, Facebook page etc.

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