On Wednesday 3 August, PICS was shortlisted in East Midlands Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Awards during the ‘President’s Summer Celebration’ event, which took place at Derby’s Museum of Making. PICS is a finalist in the category of ‘Outstanding Growth’, recognising exceptional levels of growth over the past 12 months, alongside a strong plan for sustainable performance.
Significant organisational growth occurred during the pandemic in order to support the NHS’s priority to expand personalised care in the community, where patients are seen at the right time, by the right person and in the right place for them.
Working with 11 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) within Nottinghamshire, PICS employed and deployed over 115 clinical professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Social Prescribers, First Contact Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Care Coordinators, Occupational Therapists and trainee Nurse Associates. Another 65 positions have been recruited to since then, with more in the pipeline.
A conservative estimate of the impact of the roles is that PICS supported GPs with added capacity of an estimated 200,000 appointments to see patients in 2021.
To enable the PCNs to thrive, PICS provided additional infrastructure that ensures service quality, patient safety and value-for-money.
The winners of the Awards will be announced In November 2022.