Doncaster company supports vulnerable at home during Covid-19 pandemic

A Doncaster-based non-profit organisation is ensuring vulnerable people in two Yorkshire towns receive the care they need at home, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Community Practitioner Alliance (CPA) – a community interest company (CiC) based on Ten Pound Walk in Doncaster – has been contracted to deliver a programme of home visits to people on the NHS’s list of vulnerable patients, across both Rotherham and Halifax. The organisation has been tasked with sourcing and managing teams of Advanced Practitioners to carry out the urgent home visits, which include people living with long-term conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, and has set up and staffed the programme in less than two weeks. Gareth Bennett, chief operating officer at CPA CiC, said: “It’s an honour to be tasked with delivering such a vital service to the vulnerable people of both Rotherham and Halifax. “With thousands of people on the NHS’s list of shielded patients across both locations, all unable to leave their homes during the pandemic, it’s so important that we take the care to them and ensure all of their health and wellbeing needs are being met by a team of professional clinical practitioners.” CPA CiC has been commissioned to deliver the services by the NHS - Connect Healthcare Rotherham and by the Primary Care Networks in Halifax. Gareth added: “We are in talks with other regions across Yorkshire and the wider UK to roll out this programme of home visits, using our extensive network of advanced practitioners through our sister company, MyMedic, to fulfil demand and support the nation’s health service however we can.” CPA CiC is a not for profit company providing a wide range of specialist support to health and social care providers across the UK, to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups, delivering care in the community where possible and avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital. For further information about CPA CiC, visit https://cpa.healthcare/.

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