Theme 3 Prevention and Detection of Diseases based at University of Warwick led this study to evaluate the Coventry GP Alliance: Best Care, Anywhere - Integrating Primary Care in Coventry Programme, in collaboration with University of Birmingham and Coventry University
Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CRCCG) was recently awarded funds from the ‘Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund” (PMAF) to establish ‘Best Care, Anywhere’, integrating primary care in Coventry. The ‘Best Care, Anywhere’ project aims “to provide an integrated solution, improving primary care access and ensuring continuity of care through integrated pathways”. Three innovative primary care schemes were planned:
(1) Extended hours hub, (EHH)
(2) Primary care frailty team, (PCFT) and
(3) Primary care team in A&E treating ambulatory cases (GP in ED).
As the Better Care Anywhere team established these schemes, they commissioned a rigorous evaluation in order to inform the CCG on quality and service improvement provisions with the aim of improving access to primary care and overall service integration for seamless care.