Extended Primary Integrated Care
(EPiC) is one of twenty collaborations awarded funds to run pilots for one year, as part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, to transform primary services and improve the patient experience.
EPiC is dedicated to improve access to primary healthcare services in Brighton & Hove. Jonathan Serjeant, GP Partner in a local practice says: “We believe the project will improve access to care and support services, bring better experience and more choice for patients, and will put people in control of their own care and treatment“ Local GPs will work together with nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and voluntary sector Community Navigators from AgeUK Brighton and Hove and Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme. We want people to see the right person, at the right time, and in the right place.
Access to your local healthcare will be changing this Autumn. For a list of Doctors’ surgeries participating, please click here.
Volunteers will work as Community Navigators, helping people with complex needs to access the various community resources that are available.
We will work closely with Pharmacists to provide face to face clinical consultations and treatment for common illnesses, as well as reviewing your medicine.
Practices that are located close to each other will work together so we can share resources and offer you a wider, more efficient service.
You will be able to see a GP, nurse, or Pharmacist on a Saturday and Sunday, and until 8pm Monday- Friday.
We will build a team of healthcare professionals, including GPs, nurses and Pharmacists, who will work together to see you at the time and place that suits you.