PICS has launched the Network Navigation service. The four network navigators cover the Newark & Sherwood and Mansfield & Ashfield areas. The Network Navigators will provide a link between acute, community, general practice, adult social care, public health and the third sector. Their aim is to reduce the need for non-elective care and to support patients in having a better quality of life. The Network Navigators provide high quality non-clinical and administrative support including health information analysis. They aim to deliver a continual development of the GP’s Multi-disciplinary Team Meetings, which are groups of health professionals meeting to discuss particular cases.
The Network Navigator role will help those living with the effects of long term conditions including frailty and heart failure and reduce admissions and readmissions into hospital. The Navigators continually aim to increase the number of people managing their own conditions and receiving the necessary support.