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Working with partner organisations – providing access to clinical expertise

We are part of the Shrewsbury Primary Care Network, made up of 15 GP practices in and around Shrewsbury who have come together to commission and provide a range of extra services for patients that we wouldn’t be able to do as individual practices. NHS England are actively encouraging practices to collaborate together in this way to help relieve some of the workforce pressures and GP shortages we face in the NHS.

We currently work with the following partner organisations to deliver additional services:

OrganisationService delivered
SuveraLong-term condition reviews
Primary Care PhysioFirst contact physiotherapist
Primary Care DietitiansDietitians
Shropshire Community Health NHS TrustClinical pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Shropshire CouncilSocial prescribers

All of these providers are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).  We have signed data processing agreements with each partner which allows each of them to process data only upon our instruction and each are bound by contractual agreements to ensure information is kept confidential and secure. They each act as a data processor for the GP practice and the clinical staff members act as processors in the same way that practice staff, locums or independent contractors do.

Shrewsbury Primary Care Network has signed contracts with each organisation on our behalf. All staff working with the practice undergo DBS checks, reference checks, right to work checks, ID checks and as required clinical licence checks.

For more information, please refer to the practice’s privacy notice under the “Our partner organisations” section.