The North Ceredigion Cluster Network

The North Ceredigion Cluster Network has been established to plan services and engage with local providers and users of services to:

  • Develop local plans based on assessment of local need
  • Develop local needs assessment working closely with colleagues in public health to develop a shared understanding of priorities across health and social care services
  • As a collective, influence the Health Boards priorities identified in the IMTPs
  • Develop more effective engagement with the population to strengthen the arrangements and respond to the views of patients and service users

Support and further develop Multi-disciplinary Team Working / Integration to:

  • Ensure the sustainability of core services with appropriate risk management and actions to address local needs; including improved access to services.
  • Provide mutual support and peer review, e.g. to reduce variation or to address sustainability challenges
  • Strengthen the multidisciplinary team working and inform local workforce strategies
  • Further develop horizontal integration to support sustainable general practice and new models of care led by local teams (for example developments may include cross referral for clinical care; federations of GP practices; shared administrative support; full practice mergers)
  • Develop more effective collaborative working with community services (including nursing, local authority and third sector) to improve the communication, coordination and quality of care and to optimise the availability of professional skills.

Review and develop new pathways and models for improved service delivery to:

  • Continue and develop the “Locality network” actions from previous years where appropriate
  • Prioritise signposting to the most appropriate professional or self-care

The members of the locality network are:

  • The GP practices that make up Cambria Primary Care
  • County management team (Hywel Dda University Health Board)
  • Medicines management team
  • Public health Wales
  • Voluntary sector
  • Community Pharmacy Lead
  • Community Optometry Lead
  • General Dental Lead
  • Local Authority

Rural Health and Care Wales

Rural Health and Care Wales (RHCW) is an organisation of excellence that is leading the way in the field of rural health and social care in Wales, the UK and internationally.

RHCW was formed and is supported by Hywel Dda University Health Board, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Powys Teaching Health Board and Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. RHCW works in collaboration with the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea, Trinity Saint David and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, along with the local authorities of Ceredigion, Powys and Gwynedd.

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research at Aberystwyth University maximises on its location, embedded in the rural community of Mid-West Wales, to deliver innovative and impactful research which informs the provision of rural healthcare for current and future generations.

The Centre brings together academics from three institutes and four departments; namely Psychology, Computer Science, Geography and Earth Sciences and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), with contributions from other departments being developed.

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