NHS 5YFV Vanguard: New Care Models – Leading the Way
- 08:30 - 16:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
Dr Chris Jones, a practicing GP in Wakefield, West Yorkshire has created a portfolio of innovative solutions to complex problems in the UK healthcare marketplace.
Chris is Chair of a GP commissioning network in Wakefield and is currently leading a high-profile primary care transformation project that has secured funding from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund on GP access. West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Ltd is the new GP federation that will deliver a new model of primary care being developed with the Challenge Fund. Key to this model, known as Primary Care 2.0, is the adoption of a new digital approach to enhancing access for patients through video consultations, on-line care navigation, record sharing, app development and virtual team-working.
In support of mounting pressure on ambulance services, particularly 999 response times for his patients, Chris has co-created an innovative national patient transport procurement solution that allows commissioners to quickly access high quality additional urgent transport capacity to support existing services where needed. Delivered through a specialist commissioning support company, 365 Response Ltd, this solution increases patient outcomes while reducing costs to the NHS. He is also working on a new technical solution to improve the experience of renal dialysis patients and in addition holds the role of NHS 111 Clinical Governance lead at Wakefield CCG.
As a director of a GP out-of-hours provider Chris developed RotaMaster, a software solution to the uniquely difficult problems of managing rotas in multi-organisation, multi-role and complex skill-mix environments encountered by 24/7 health and social care providers. RotaMaster has evolved into a workforce management suite with over 75% market share in its sector now developed and supported by his company IQUS Limited.
Chris is married with two children at University and continues to identify new technical challenges for his teams.