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The increasing pressure on Primary Care services is well documented. Growing patient demand, multimorbidity and complex needs, workload and workforce pressures, complex administrative and technological burdens and financial constraints are all common challenges faced by General Practice, Dentistry, Optometry and Pharmacy.
Arden & GEM is an NHS organisation that supports a wide range of local, regional and national NHS clients. Our specialist Primary Care Team comprises a wealth of experience and expertise across the primary care agenda. We work with primary care organisations to support greater understanding the PCN DES, enabling maximisation of Impact and Investment Funding, Quality Outcomes Framework funding and Additional Roles funding.
We work collaboratively to understand your individual challenges and deliver multidisciplinary solutions that draw on specialist expertise spanning digital/IT, business intelligence/analytics, population health, workforce planning, organisational development, leadership coaching, financial management, procurement, contract management and governance.
We work with clients in a spirit of co-production and facilitation, offering insights, support, and assistance, recognising that every client’s needs are bespoke to their own individual operation and population. As an integral part of the NHS family for over a decade, we work as your system partners to provide support without the overheads associated with the commercial sector and that put patients and value for money at the heart of everything we do.
We have strong relationships with NHS England and are closely connected with all aspects of the policy agenda. We fully understand challenges facing practices, PCNs, ICSs and ICPs and have shaped our offer to support planning and management of increasing demand in the face of capacity challenges.
Our service offer falls into four key areas with underpinning support:
We support individual GP Practices to meet national requirements, find solutions to their individual challenges and deliver against their business objectives. Our support includes:
Our services can support the effective delivery of primary care across multiple organisations within a Primary Care Network or GP Federation. Our support includes:
We also supply primary care support at a macro level for both ICSs and ICPs. Our support can help you to deliver your objectives and vision for best in class, sustainable primary care services. Services include:
We also offer specialist capabilities and capacity specially designed to support Dentistry, Optometry and Pharmacy.
Our Primary Care solutions are made by the NHS, specifically for the health and care sector and can help you to:
Arden & GEM is already supporting primary care providers to deliver efficiency and improve outcomes for patients. Find out more by accessing the resources below.
When Clarendon Lodge Medical Centre and Dene and Stour Valleys PCN needed a period of fixed term pharmacy support, Arden & GEM’s medicines optimisation service was able to provide experienced professionals to deliver tailored support.
Mui Wan, Associate Director for Finance and Performance Improvement at NHS Arden & GEM, looks at five key areas to focus on for NHS funding bids and new projects in this latest blog for Healthcare Leader
Alison Tonge, Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at NHS Arden & GEM, considers how truly integrated planning can support systems to combine a coordinated strategic approach with integrated operational delivery in this blog for Integrated Care Journal.
Working in partnership with NHS England’s East of England regional team, system partners, community pharmacies and Local Pharmaceutical Committees, Arden & GEM developed a community pharmacy strategy for the region.
Complete Care Community to host two-day health inequality symposium (29 Feb – 1 Mar 2024) at the De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham.
Iain Stewart, Programme Director, and Ayesha Janjua, Associate Director of Leadership and OD, draw together their experience of supporting a network of 11 ICBs in the Midlands region as well as three ICBs in the North West to take on commissioning of pharmacy, optometry and dentistry services from NHS England.
In January 2023, NHS Arden & GEM was engaged by NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB to facilitate the delegation of commissioning responsibilities for several primary and secondary healthcare services from NHS England to eleven Midlands ICBs.
The largest ever study on multiple long-term conditions (MLTC) has found that more than 14 per cent of people in England are currently living with two or more health disorders.
Data, when used effectively, is perhaps the most crucial tool available to help NHS organisations deliver the Triple Aim duty of improved population health, improved service quality and improved value, assert Aaron Atkinson, Helen Duckworth and Jess Hicks from NHS Arden & GEM's BI team.
Complete Care Community has launched a new report that provides a summary of key findings from the first two years of supporting 65 Primary Care Network (PCN) demonstrator sites in their innovative work to tackle local health inequality challenges.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can support you to transform primary care, please fill in the form below: