Our project is about developing self-reliant communities in a post-Covid world, communities in which primary health care and social care (including Social Prescribing) should occupy supporting role.
Square pegs and round holes don’t begin to describe the new shapes that life has adopted.
The broader agenda of social prescribing, however, was about enabling communities to look after themselves without having to depend on GPs and pills. And that is needed now more than ever.
View the following clips – we have broken them down to easy ‘bite-sized’ videos – and asked the experts 2 questions
During the 1.5 hours of discussion some of the delegates asked questions through the facilitator, and others that came via our website will be collated and published over the next few months.
For your own comments please use our email@example.com address and begin the text with the word EDEN. Everyone will be answered – but be patient as we have limited Trustee time each week to devote to this project.
Donald is an organisation consultant and has worked closely with the NHS during major changes in the organisation and in particular around behavioural change.
Opens up the discussion and tells us about his early years as a trainee doctor and the emergence of SP.
Opens up the discussion and challenges the status quo.
Introduces the notion of place based communities and their vital role in delivering SP.
Is a specialist in the Healthcare sector and looks at how ‘profit’ for patients and practices can relive the stress in Primary Care delivery by engaging Social care and the voluntary sector.
Describes how his St Austell Practice has embraced SP and some of the early hurdles they have had to overcome.
Poses questions arising from the previous speakers and also put some delegate questions to the panel.
Gives us the national view.
Has now been working within SP for two years and describes how ‘personalised’ attention to patients’ needs is the only way to deliver.
Puts the case for all Cornwall’s healthcare charities in the Voluntary sector to become involved and reveals areas to be addressed in making this happen.
Opens up the second set of questions from Delegates
Tempers enthusiasm with the reality that state bureaucracy works at a slower pace than the private sector but that with we all have to move on regardless – and in the end it is what ‘the people want’ that wins.
Describes front- line working during the pandemic and the legacy that this will leave us when we come out.
Was the first ever GP to introduce SP within Primary Care and speaks to us from his car in Membury Services!
There are two further questions that he wants all of us to think about and respond on www.duchyhealthcharity.org