Mid Norfolk is a locality of the larger South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.
South Norfolk CCG is very keen to help patients learn more about their work. To learn more visit their website here.
Mid Norfolk Locality Group currently comprises:
- Mattishall and Lenwade Surgeries
- Orchard Surgery, Dereham
- Theatre Royal Surgery, Dereham
- The Elmham Surgeries (Elmham, Swanton Morley and Toftwood)
- Shipdham Surgery
A locality group basically means that the local practices are able to look at the local health needs of our practice populations and try to commission an appropriate service locally. South Norfolk CCG has 23 constituent practices and covers an area from Loddon and Beccles to Diss and Thetford plus our Mid Norfolk boundary.
At present Mid Norfolk locality has a 'board' representation of up to one clinician and one practice manager per practice. These people feed back to the other board members the views of their practices.
Examples of services that have been/were commissioned by the locality:
- Integrated care organisation pilot scheme
- Consultant community geriatrician
- Care of the frail and elderley
- Visiting locality nurse
In addition to the services, in Mid Norfolk locality the practices set goals for clinical referral management; this involves looking at referrals and how they are done, examining problems that may have occurred with hospital treatment or discharge and GPs meeting regularly with hospital consultants to improve the care pathways for patients.