Primary Care Strategic Model

Our Primary Care Strategic Model, sometimes referred to as the Four Pillars, sets out our vision for developing primary care in Doncaster. It places the person at the centre with the principles in the boxes and some of the enablers in the circles. Care coordination and Quality and Safety run through the pillars.

In the order that they have been or will be commissioned, the pillars are:

  • Proactive Coordinated Primary Care – October 2016. This specification builds on the work done by many of our practices as part of Transforming Primary Care over the preceding 2 years to provide more holistic care to frail or more complex patients.
  • Extended Primary Care – April 2017. A new framework that changes the way that Local Enhanced Services are commissioned from our practices to try and make a more equitable offer for patients across Doncaster.
  • Keeping People Well – commences 1st May 2017. A joint piece of work with Public Health at the Council. Practices will record clinical indicators of health for patients aged 16-40 who do not have an existing long term condition and have risk factors for developing ill health (smoking, obesity) and develop with the patient a healthy living action plan.
  • Responsive Primary Care – to be commissioned over 2017/18. A menu of options and pilots┬áto support practices to work in different ways to create the capacity needed to provide improved access and responsive care. This pillar links into some of the non-financial support available through the GP Forward View including Releasing Time for Care Programme/10 High Impact Actions and Productive General Practice.