MEET THE GOVERNORS: Kettering governor tells us more about Northamptonshire's health scene

Professor Peter Woolliscroft is the lead governor and public governor for Kettering

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:25 pm

A KGH governor has written more in his series of pieces about Northamptonshire's changing health scene.

The governors at KGH have teamed up with the Northants Telegraph to give our readers an insight into their role and the work they do.

Professor Peter Woolliscroft, lead governor and public governor for Kettering, has written the latest in a series of pieces about the governors which we will be bringing to you in the coming weeks.

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In his third piece about Northamptonshire's changing health scene, Prof Woolliscroft told the Northants Telegraph: "In this article I want to explain about GP services which are part of primary care.

"A key change to how we know our GP services is the development of Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

"These are new local collaborations of GP practices, organised by the practices themselves to ensure that together they are better equipped to meet the health and well-being needs of their populations.

"There are 16 of these established in the north of the county.

"Wellingborough and district which includes Irchester, East Northants which covers Rushden and Raunds, Kettering and South West Rural includes places like Geddington, Rockingham Forest covering Corby and Weldon, and Rothwell, Desborough and Great Oakley.

"These PCNs will also include pharmacies and physiotherapy services.

"GP surgeries have patient participation groups which patients can join and become more involved in the practice.

"Next time I will write about the bigger picture of how these services combine to form an integrated service."

We will be hearing more from the governors in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for the stories if you want to learn more about the governors and their role at KGH.

To read the second piece from Prof Woolliscroft on Northamptonshire's changing health scene, click here.

If you have a question for the governors, email it to [email protected]

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