Home visiting service (HVS)
Thanet Health CIC is delighted to be the provider for primary care home visiting services within Thanet as part of a Kent & Medway Clinical Commisioning Group (K&M CCG) led pilot.
The aim is to support our patients, practices and care homes in Thanet with excellent clinical support throughout the day, helping our GP practices to reduce their workload, enable care homes to have clinicians seeing their clients throughout the day and work in close collaboration with the other providers (c-Art, KCHFT (district nurses), social services and third sector (charitable organisations)).
The service is accessed through the GP surgeries (Care homes, patients will request a visit from their GP), the clinicians assess the need of the patient through triaging and then may decide to refer the patient to our HVS.
The HVS has full access to the GP records of the patients and documents the encounter also in real time into the practices EMIS, so that the communication with all other people involved in the patient’s care can be informed immediately about the outcomes.
The current provision has capacity for 40-50 visits a day throughout Thanet. This is constantly reviewed and will be adjusted according to need – especially in the current Covid-19 pandemic. We are enabled to see patients with Covid-19 symptoms or contact.
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