Care Homes: General Practitioners

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 28 September 2022.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to The Framework for Enhanced Health in Care Homes, published by the NHS in March 2020, how many and what proportion of Primary Care Networks are meeting the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service specification of delivering a weekly GP home round to care home patients in the latest period for which data is available.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The information requested is not held centrally. Since 2020 there has been a requirement for Primary Care Networks to establish and coordinate a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a weekly ‘home round’ of care home patients, where those identified as a clinical priority for assessment and care are reviewed.

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