On Wednesday 23 January, the new NHS England Chairman, Lord David Prior visited Doncaster to explore how health and care services are working together to improve the wellbeing of people in the borough.
Lord Prior spent the morning learning about the ground-breaking Doncaster Complex Lives Alliance that has been operational for the past 18 months. The Alliance, which consists of a wide range of partners including NHS, Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes and a number of voluntary organisations, works with people with a variety of complex issues such as homelessness, rough sleeping, addiction and offending behaviour.
One of the latest additions to the Complex Lives service is the introduction of a new GP and nurse drop in session, providing vulnerable people with access to vital primary care services.
The weekly drop in sessions are a good example of Doncaster’s commitment to providing health and care services where people need them the most. They take place every Thursday at Changing Lives, a dedicated centre that offers vital support for some of the most vulnerable people in Doncaster.
Doncaster CCG is just one of a number of organisations working together to provide a range of services to support some of Doncaster’s most vulnerable people. Complex Lives is built in partnership and co-produced with people who use the service – regularly responding and changing to meet their needs.
Click below to watch a summary video of the event.