Dewar: Thoughts from the breakout sessions

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Annie Tindley sums up discussions that took place during the Dewar Conference 2013 breakout sessions.

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Dewar: Thoughts from the breakout sessions

  1. 1. Thoughts from the breakoutsessionsA short history ….
  2. 2. History master class What can we take from the past? Consensus – on the problems, but whatabout the solutions? How do we get the best qualifiedpractitioners to work in R&R areas? The importance of nurses, midwives,paramedics Community advocacy role of practitioners?
  3. 3. Social, Capital and communityenterprise Q1. Why can’t every community have asocial enterprise company? Q2. Where it exists, how can the NHS pluginto that capital?
  4. 4. Health professional education 1. Communication – we need to do it better!Investment in internet linkage needed – notjust for education, but for practice too. E-learning would then be possible. 2. Phone signals too: invest nationally to geta good roaming service across all networks –for safe delivery of care
  5. 5. Emergency services in remotecommunities Emergency service integration? Team work! Not reliant on one person Partnership working and integration e.g.buildings/estates Assess skills and risks in every community –then train for multi-skilling (appetite for this) Communications – VHS accessibility Role of CPPs: cooperation, empowerment
  6. 6. Emergency services in remotecommunities Emergency responders over firstresponders? Role of Community Councils? Flexible models of care ‘We need to be brave’ in risk assessment WE NEED TO TRUST PEOPLE
  7. 7. Scottish Government R&R skills and expertise need to informnational thinking National vision for health and social caremakes sense in R&R places How do we organise our collective assets(people, public services, places)? How build capacity in communities?
  8. 8. First Responder Schemes People in communities – skills andresources: how to keep them skilled The role of technology in training andexecuting their training Evidence is key – to create measurableimprovements – large scale studies andevidence collection
  9. 9. Technology, Recruitment andRetention – what works? If you want a rural practice you need everything else! Transport – cooperative working, research & pilots,cross-organisational funding Sustainable employment, schools – for retention Develop rural GP identity Recognise and value training practises Subsidise small group learning in GP
  10. 10. Technology, Recruitment andRetention – what works? If you want a rural practice you need everything else! Transport – cooperative working, research & pilots,cross-organisational funding Sustainable employment, schools – for retention Develop rural GP identity Recognise and value training practises Subsidise small group learning in GP

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