Pulse PCN’s latest roundtable, Tackling health inequalities: How PCNs are working with inclusion health groups, brings clinical directors together to discuss how they are working with these patients.

Pulse PCN’s roundtable

Inclusion health groups cover people who are socially excluded, who typically experience multiple overlapping risk factors for poor health, such as poverty, violence and complex trauma.

This includes people who experience homelessness, drug and alcohol dependence, vulnerable migrants, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, sex workers, people in contact with the justice system and victims of modern slavery.

People belonging to inclusion groups tend to have very poor health outcomes, often much worse than the general population and a lower average age of death.

Three clinical leaders discuss the outreach work they are doing to cater for vulnerable communities.

Pulse PCN editor Victoria Vaughan says: ‘While there is a lot of negativity around healthcare in general given the current pressure the NHS is under this roundtable really shows a meaningful impact PCNs are able to have on patients given the right circumstances.’

Pulse PCN’s quarterly roundtables examine the core tasks PCNs must deliver as part of the PCN Network DES and the work of the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) staff they have hired into primary acre.

Read 14 thought-provoking roundtables covering topics such as digital transformation, structured medication reviews and early cancer diagnosis led by clinical directors from across England.

The roundtable on Digital transformation: PCN progress so far is our latest from Pulse PCN, and brought clinical directors and digital transformation (DTL) leads together to discuss how networks are working with these roles.

Pulse PCN’s roundtable series is part of our comprehensive offering for our community of primary care network (PCN) clinical directors and their teams. And they are now hosted on the dedicated Pulse PCN site making it easier to access these great clinician-led debates.

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