Whenever we do ELC Transformation work, people tell us the same things matter to them – especially those who live with long term or complex care issues.
They tell us that they want:
- More time for important conversations with clinical people
- Continuity of carer and a closer relationship with their caregivers
- Connection with peers who can educate and inspire them
- The reassurance of systematic, proactive follow up and review
- To feel in control and able to manage their health issues themselves.
Very early on after we set up The ELC Programme, we heard about group consultations. We thought they were a good idea. The more people told us what mattered to them, the more we realised that group consultations were a great solution.
The ELC Programme has captured best practice and built a training and coaching programme that enables teams and organisations to embed group consultations into routine clinical practice.
Group consultations are now one of 10 high impact actions in the GP Forward View. We are working across the country to embed them at scale.
Watch the video below to learn about the practicalities of setting up running your own group consultation:
Listen to patients in Croydon talking about the benefits of group consultations in primary care:
Watch the flow and hear a mum describing the benefits of group child development reviews in Hertfordshire:
Listen to patients with arthritis talking about the benefits of attending a group clinic at Alnwick in Northumberland:
Listen to practitioners in Croydon talking about the benefits of consulting with groups:
Hear practitioners from North West England share their experiences of running practice nurse led group consultations:
Listen to Dr Niti Pall describe her experience of consulting with groups:
Read our case study of introducing group consultations in Slough CCG as part of The Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund: