Can working at scale help to reduce hospital admissions?

The CCG believes it can. That’s why we have allocated some funding to pilot an Earlier Home Visiting Service in B&NES. We are trialling three different models with groups of practices.

BEMS is supporting and monitoring the following projects on behalf of the practices:

  • Special Paramedic Model (Fairfield Park, Batheaston, Grosvenor, Monmouth, Widcombe)
  • GP-led model (Norton/Radstock Cluster)

St Augustine’s is running the following project on behalf of three Keynsham Practices:

  • GP-led model (St Augustine’s, Westview, Temple House)

If the results of the pilot show it has been effective at reducing admissions then we plan to roll this out across the whole of B&NES.