Innovation in General Practice

Pier Xtra @ Pier Health

Our Covid-19 vaccination hub, in response to the national vaccinations, Riverbank Medical centre was a remarkable success, vaccinating c150000 patients.

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Recovery Navigators @ Pier Health

Recovery Navigators are part of a multi-professional workforce and have the mind-set and skills to work across traditional sector boundaries. This includes playing a role in healthcare to offer social, non-clinical support interventions and help navigate services across social, community and health care.

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Care Home Hub and Frailty Service @ Pier Health 

One Weston Integrated Care Home Hub

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NHS Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) @ Pier Health

The NHS Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) provides funding for additional roles to create bespoke multidiscipline teams within Primary Care. 

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Health and Wellbeing Service @ Pier Health

This is a free service available to Pier Health patients and North Somerset residents aged 18 or above.

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First Contact Physiotherapy Service @ Pier Health 

A first contact Physiotherapist (FCP) is a registered physiotherapist who is a specialist in musculoskeletal pain. 

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Why a partnership?

With over 100,000 patients, Pier health had challenges with the MSK workload in primary care leading to increasing pressure on staff and existing services.

The ambition

To create a First Contact Physiotherapy service which would enable rapid access to MSK specialist physios and offer education, advice and improve the patient journey

Leading the way

  • Pier Health Group was one of Pure Physio’s first FCP partnerships, which has led to them now supporting over 100 PCNs
  • Pier Continues to be a flagship service, demonstrating impact and value.

Exceptional Outcomes

Exceptional outcomes

Integrated Community Mental Community Hub Service

Our Community Mental Health Hub service aims to deliver excellent integration, which is recovery focused and evidence-based health and social care to the residents of Weston-super-Mare, Worle and its surrounding villages.

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NHS Talking Therapies (VitaMinds) Service 

VitaMinds is the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provider across Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). This service is rebranding to NHS Talking Therapies.

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Research Service @ Pier Health

Research has long been supported and recognised by clinicians for its importance in healthcare; it's one of the main drivers in providing evidence-based improved treatment and care options for patients.

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PLANET is an acronym for: Protected Learning and New Educational Training. 

Weston PLANET is a unique educational charity run by GPs for all primary care clinicians in Weston-super-Mare, Worle and Surrounding Villages. 

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Social Prescribing Service

We have partnered with Citizens advise and Alliance homes to support our populations better through the additional service of social prescribing.

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Need help with your muscle or joint problems? NHS BNSSG MSK app is now available to all patients. It’s a FREE, easy-to-use tool helping you to self-manage your muscle, bone, and joint (MSK) injuries and conditions.

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