Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre

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Robin Lane Engagement and Strategy

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Read our latest engagement and strategy guide, produced following more than 1,411 patient questionnaires, an Annual General Meeting for patients, stakeholders, and staff, and liason with our Charitable foundation trust.


GP Forward View

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The General Practice Forward View was published in April 2016 and sets out a vision for primary care in the NHS.  Created by NHS England in partnership with NHS Health Education England and the Royal College of General Practitioners,the stategic document highlights 9 case studies, one of which is Robin Lane Medical Centre (now known as Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre).


The average pay for GPs working at Robin Lane Medical Centre in the last financial year 2015/16 was £51,732 before tax and National insurance. This is for 3 full-time GPs and 5 part-time GPs who worked at the practice for more than 6 months




Robin Lane Draft Strategy

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Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre was founded in 1878 in ‘Glenera’, New Street Pudsey. Since then the surgery has grown and has witnessed two relocations: the first to Pudsey Health Centre, and second to the current site on Robin Lane.


The surgery has over 13,200 patients and offers a wide range of services for its registered list as well as a Charity and community cafe that provides a wide range of activities for the wider area.  You can read about our full range of activities on our website and you can download our draft strategy document to find out about our future plans.


Patient access to General Practice

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The Royal College of General Practitioners published a document entitled "Patient access to
general practice: ideas and challenges from the front line".  Robin Lane is highlighted as a case study: The Robin Lane Medical Centre has developed a smartphone app through which patients can request appointments, send secure messages to clinicians and set appointment reminders. The development of the app was funded by the practice itself and cost £5,000....the practice (also) uses a number of other means to engage with the local community more widely – including setting up a local wellbeing centre next to the practice, run in partnership with voluntary sector organisations. The app is now being used by around 700 patients."


Arts Council England

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In January 2014, we entered into and arts partnership with Arts Council England, funded by the Big Lottery.

The purpose of the programme was to:


> develop a new arts venue, audiences for the arts, opportunities for arts participation and for

artists, from a primary care base in Pudsey, Leeds.

> take arts in primary care in a brand new direction, using the potential of large untapped audiences and a local gap in arts provision to open up new opportunities for accessing great arts experiences through a programme of live events, workshops and artist collaborations.

> strategically increase spend on the arts from the health sector


This is report extrapolates learning from the project, gives an overview of the activity, measured against the original aims of the project and touches on future plans in its consideration of sustainability.  


A New Model of Care

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Altogether Better is a national organisation passionate about"Unlocking the power of communities to transform lives”.  As one of our most valued partners, Altogether Better has developed an evidenced based approach for General Practice providing an offer to reduce the pressure in General Practice. We have been fortunate to learn from Altogether Better, and their support enabled us to launch the volunteer programme our community benefits from today.


 Healthier People and communities

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This document contains a summary of qualitative data produced by Altogether Better.  The qualitative data collected the views of 142 people. They interviewed health champions, stakeholders and practice staff. In each of the five practice projects they interviewed people from a practice which was doing well and a practice that experienced challenges in the eyes of the project leads. Robin Lane was one of the practices.


Care of the Elderly

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Robin Lane has been operating an enhanced care of the elderly programme since 2004.  We focus on providing a proactive and planned approach to patients who reside in Care homes.  This documents provides a TEN YEAR summary of the service, its impact and the learning garnered.


Patient Survey

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During November and December 2015, Robin Lane carried out a patient survey and collated over 271 responses.  This report was fed back to our Practice and was also shared with our Foundation Charitable Trust.  Upon the advice of our Charity we continued with our patient survey and collated over 1,411 responses in total.  This was then used as the basis for further patient involvmeent and our Annual General Meeting held in February 2016.  This is the interm report that originally was submitted to the Charity for comment.