How social prescribing can support PCNs to deliver on the following service specifications: anticipatory care (with community services), personalised care, tackling inequalities
How PCNs can strengthen their footprint around which integrated community-based teams will develop
Where digital fits in and how it supports the successful delivery of service specifications and PCN objectives
How PCNs can take a proactive approach to managing population health through social prescribing and tackle the wider health needs of their local populations
Cathy Connolly is originally from Northern Ireland where social prescribing activities have assisted with the healing of the country following historical community fractions. Cathy understands the need for a strong community and makes it her mission to go out of her way to help local people. Cathy is an employability expert and has helped hundreds of people back into work. She has excellent links across the region to many different organisations that offer support, help and advice to those in need.
Dr Maassarani has considerable experience within primary care in a provider and a commissioner capacity.
As a Provider, he is a senior partner in 3 practices within Merseyside which span a total patient list size in excess of 24,000. Dr Maassarani has vast experience of NHS commissioning and was previously was involved in Knowsley’s Practice Based Commissioning group, prior to that he was a member of Knowsley PCT Professional Executive committee and contributed towards the development of some innovative service developments. Dr Maassarani founded Care Merseyside in 2009, originally named the Tower Hill Community Charity. In 2018 the charity was renamed Care Merseyside. Dr Maassarani is passionate about social prescribing, believing it helps treat the ‘root cause’ of some patient medical challenges. Dr Maassarani is a champion of his local community and wanted to provide people with a place to go and get the support needed following devastating cuts to local services over the last few years.
Leeann has a long established track record in the community and voluntary sector engaging, activating and supporting our most disadvantaged communities towards better health outcomes. Reducing health inequalities is her passion. Leeann helped establish and manage a Health Living Centre for 15 years in a in Derry City, N.Ireland.
Jennifer has more than 16 years’ experience in managing public/ private and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partnerships. She led the delivery of community programmes across employability, digital skills and Active City, age friendly and early intervention.
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