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Wokingham Locality Team

NHS Berkshire West CCG has a Wokingham Locality Team to ensure locality sensitive commissioning within the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), managing relationships between the CCG and local authorities, Primary Care Networks, acute and community services, the voluntary sector and the public.

The Berkshire West CCG Wokingham Locality Team:
  • Dr Debbie Milligan, GP Locality Lead, Wokingham
  • Katie Summers, Operations Director, Wokingham
  • Andrew Price, Locality Manager, Wokingham
  • Karen Hodgson, Locality Administrator, Wokingham
Primary Care Networks

Fourteen Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have been established in Berkshire West, four being in Wokingham.

PCNs are clusters of neighbouring GP surgeries which have teamed up to start providing patients with a wider range of health and wellbeing services, specifically geared towards the needs of their local areas. Over time, people like social prescribers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, community mental health professionals, physicians associates and paramedics could all be based within a PCN. Find out more here.

Wokingham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at the current and future health and care needs of local populations to inform and guide the planning and commissioning (buying) of health, well-being and social care services within a local authority area.

The Wokingham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is used to assess the needs of Wokingham’s population. It highlights the key requirements of the borough and assesses how we might best meet these needs with a range of partners. Information about Wokingham’s JSNA is available here

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Wokingham is a prosperous place, but an increasing demand for health and social care services, at a time of downward pressure on NHS and local authority budgets, means that the NHS, local authorities and their partners have to consider new ways of working to deliver the outcomes that people need. You can view Wokingham’s Health and Well Being Strategy and Action Plan here.

Health and social care integration

The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a programme spanning both the NHS and local government which seeks to join-up health and care services, so that people can manage their own health and wellbeing, and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.
Our approach to integration focuses on:

  • Supporting Wokingham residents in only telling their story once.
  • Working on keeping people at their usual place of residence
  • Shifting traditional hospital provided care delivery into the community.

Our integration programme is centred around the service users’ journey, as illustrated in ‘Sam’s Story’.
The Better Care Fund (BCF) plan for 2019/20 is available here

Involve Community Navigators support people to engage in self-care, independence and well-being across Wokingham. 

Involve 2019/20 Winter Pressures Pilot
Involve have secured some short term funding to trial an expansion of the Community Navigation scheme. Community Navigation is all about signposting. They can provide information to people (professionals and the public) about services, charities, groups etc. that may have information, advice, activities that can help them.

The Winter Pressures pilot is a short term project that will attempt to take Community Navigation a step further. Taking a more proactive approach, this pilot aims to keep Wokingham Borough residents safe and well over winter in their own homes. Involve can undertake Community Navigation and go further with a range of areas, such as heating, food, health issues and social isolation and link the client up to relevant help and support, encouraging them to be as independent as possible. Find out more here