Terry Kemple was a past president of the RCGP and is now the RCGP’s representative for Sustainability and Climate Change. In this episode he talks to Ben about the Green Impact for Health Toolkit. The Toolkit enables general practices to plan and implement actions they can take to become more sustainable and covers areas such as health and well-being, water use, recycling and procurement. Terry describes the uses of the toolkit, the associated awards scheme and how practices can become involved.
Andy Sixsmith is a GP in West Yorkshire and is involved in workforce development through NHS England and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WYHP). In this episode Andy also talks to Ben about his recent decision to join a practice in the Modality super-partnership. In terms of workforce development he talks about the challenges currently being faced and the plan put in place by WYHP (including the formation of four Primary Care Training Hubs) and about the early impact that this new approach is having.
Jake Lee is GP Medical Director of One Care, a federation of 82 practices in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Formed in 2014 on the back of a bid for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund they have grown to serve 1 million patients. In this podcast Jake tells Ben the story of that growth, the relationship that has been developed with and across practices, how the federation works and about the many projects they have successfully delivered.