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It is essential to identify and prevent those at risk from a serious deterioration in health. We have therefore made this a priority and have set up teams that work together with GP practices to ensure teams of professionals from different disciplines work together to discuss and identify care for the most vulnerable people in each locality. Many of those people are already known to a number of services due to their complex needs, but those who are not can be identified before they reach crisis point through the improved use of shared knowledge and looking at patients from one overall standpoint.
To date the majority of the 16 surgeries on the Island have embraced this process with good attendance from all of the different disciplines. Already we have had positive anecdotal feedback suggesting that people who have been seen by a multi-disciplinary team have been able to avoid further health deterioration.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.