Five easy ways to raise awareness about care navigation in your GP practice 

By David Cowan – care navigation programme manager, West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing  It was the German psychologist, Hermann Ebbinghaus who first discovered the forgetting curve and how as humans, we forget two thirds of what we learn 24 hours later. It’s easy to see why when you consider how many times you look at your smartphone each Read More

Newly-endorsed Social Prescribing Tool Goes Live

You may remember that up to April 2017, West Wakefield proudly hosted Wakefield’s Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) vanguard. Developing how we use social prescribing in the community was a key part of that work and we’re pleased to see a tool that we helped to develop has now been endorsed by NICE. Together with our partners in Read More

‘Dotmocratically’ designing care navigation

  It’s 4.20pm on a Wednesday and the last couple of care navigators ‘in-training’ have just left the room. West Wakefield care navigation programme manager, David Cowan collects in the flip chart paper and pens after yet another hugely successful care navigation consultancy session. “It’s so rewarding to see people’s opinions change throughout the course Read More

Changing the face of primary care in Wakefield

A healthcare revolution is happening in Wakefield. Since at least 2014, the district has been working tirelessly, despite cash-strapped budgets and shrinking public resources, to support its citizens. And in some areas, the success is already shining through. Wakefield’s health, care and voluntary sectors have been working closer than ever before to support more local Read More