On 30 November 2017, we held our shareholders’ event at Ashton Gate stadium and all our shareholding practices were invited to attend. It was a fantastic afternoon and we had some very positive conversations about One Care’s current and future projects. We also discussed emerging arrangements for practices to come together to work as localities (with a patient population of at least 100,000) to support the development of an integrated model of community care across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
There were also a number of brilliant showcases presented by practice representatives, who shared information about innovations or new ways of working they have successfully implemented. Two of the presentations covered practice implementation of initiatives supported by One Care: care navigation and optimisation of document management processes. These were very enthusiastically received by practices and we look forward to doing something similar again in the future.
At the end of the afternoon, we asked practices to vote to give One Care a mandate to change to reflect future locality arrangements and received an overwhelmingly positive response.
Practices also had the opportunity to ask questions to the Executive Directors and understand a bit more about two of our current projects: the development of a collaborative intranet platform and a recruitment microsite for general practice in the area.
It was a great afternoon and we look forward to the next one in 2018!