An initiative to support some of Southend’s most vulnerable residents, spearheaded by a group of GP practices in Southend, has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious HSJ Awards 2021 to be held later this week (November 18th).
The Southend West Central Primary Care Network (PCN) stood out amongst tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary applicants, the ‘Southend Integrated Healthcare for Homeless’ initiative was selected based on ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that the initiative has had on both patient and staff experiences.
The initiative is in the finals for ‘Primary Care Innovation of the Year,’ providing better joined-up care for those affected by homelessness in Southend. The awards recognise the outstanding contribution to healthcare in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.
Southend GP, Dr Haroon Siddique, who works within the Southend West Central Primary Care Network, led the development of the initiative, supported by Edel Spruce an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, to better support the health and care needs of some of Southend’s most vulnerable people.