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The demands made of primary care are changing due to social, health and economic factors. To address these changes NHS Salford CCG have commissioned the Salford Wide Extended Access Pilot (SWEAP). This initiative seeks to find an effective and sustainable model for the provision of evening and weekend general practice appointments and diagnostic testing services across all five Salford neighbourhoods. This has potential to both directly and indirectly improve health service provision (e.g. reduction of primary care bottlenecks and more efficient use of other services such as A&E).
Building on previous evaluations of extended access schemes (e..g Demonstrator pilot and the roll-out of seven day access to primary care across other Greater Manchester CCGs) NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester has been commissioned by NHS Salford CCG to evaluate the implementation, activity, outcomes and impact associated with SWEAP.
The project will explore a range of both qualitative and quantitative data relating to service provision and use. This will provide valuable information to support future commissioning of services. More information is available here in the Organising Healthcare Programme section of the CLAHRC GM website.
Date Published: 21/02/2019
Examining the impact of different initiatives on the economic sustainability of health and social care e.g., approaches to contracting and alternatives to formal care.