As of 1st July 2018, nine GP Practices are now part of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT), making the trust directly responsible for the delivery of care. These Practices are; Alfred Squire Road Health Centre, Penn Manor Medical Practice, Lea Road Medical Practice, Thornley Street Surgery, Dr’s Koodaruth & Williams (Warstones Health Centre), Lakeside Medical Centre, Coalway Road Surgery, West Park Surgery and Ettingshall Medical Centre.
This means that as a single organisation, the issues of scope of responsibility, funding, differing objectives and drivers will be removed allowing clinicians to design effective, high quality clinical pathways to improve appropriate access and positively impact patient outcomes. Over time, we aim to increase the number of services and locations from which you will be able to access GP services.
The model is called Vertical Integration (VI) which is a care model where primary care physicians and their teams work together with providers of secondary and community care as part of one single organisation, offering a unique opportunity to redesign services from initial patient contact through on-going management and end of life care.
Within the practices, trained staff members use electronic and paper records to create and maintain an in-depth history of your NHS medical care within the practice and elsewhere (eg. Hospital visits), to help ensure that you receive the best possible healthcare. Anyone who accesses your data within the practice can only do so using an authorised login that identifies them and provides an audit trail of the records accessed.