About Primary Care Home
Primary Care Home is an innovative approach to strengthening and redesigning primary care.
Developed by the NAPC, the model brings together a range of health and social care professionals to work together to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their local community.
Staff come together as a complete care community – drawn from GP surgeries, community, mental health and acute trusts, social care and the voluntary sector – to focus on local population needs and provide care closer to patients’ homes.
Primary Care Home shares some of the features of the multispecialty community provider (MCP) - its focus is on a smaller population enabling primary care transformation to happen at a fast pace, either on its own or as a foundation for larger models.
NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens launched the Primary Care Home programme in October 2015. Fifteen rapid test sites were chosen in December 2015.
The programme has since expanded to more than 160 sites across England, serving seven million patients, 12% of the population. The sites have come together as a community of practice to develop and test the model.
Four key characteristics
There are four key characteristics that make up Primary Care Home:
- an integrated workforce, with a strong focus on partnerships spanning primary, secondary and social care;
- a combined focus on personalisation of care with improvements in population health outcomes;
- aligned clinical and financial drivers through a unified, capitated budget with appropriate shared risks and rewards and
- provision of care to a defined, registered population of between 30,000 and 50,000.
- Primary Care Home programme brochure (June 2017)
- The Healthy East Grinstead Partnership case study (June 2017)
- South Durham Health Community Interest Company case study (June 2017)
- St Austell Healthcare case study (June 2017)
- Thanet rapid test site case study (May 2017)
- Larwood and Bawtry rapid test site case study (May 2017)
- Primary Care Navigation Programme (May 2017)
- Advanced Primary Care Management Course (May 2017)
- Does the Primary Care Home make a difference? Understanding its impact (March 2017)
- Applications are still open to join PCH community of practice
- Primary Care Home application form