Integrating wellbeing services in healthcare pathways
Karen Jordan Senior Nurse Practitioner, Spectrum Community Health Community Interest Company
Karen Jordan explains how a holistic model has enabled nurses to reach disadvantaged clients such as those with alcohol and substance misuse problems
Spectrum Community Health Community Interest Company has set up a wellbeing team and devised a model that includes care pathways to improve health outcomes for vulnerable people. The service is a flexible and mobile one-stop-shop, providing early, proactive interventions to reduce harm, improve outcomes and generate cost savings. The aim is to empower clients with long-term conditions who fail to access mainstream services to take responsibility for their health. The model takes a holistic view, taking into account a range of factors that affect health, such as housing, benefits and social services. The team also acts as an advocate for clients.
Primary Health Care. 25, 1,30-32. doi: 10.7748/phc.25.1.30.e743Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 14 January 2013
Accepted: 21 July 2014