Introducing Catherine Gulati, Care Navigator

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Catherine care navigatorv2"Since starting in the role of Care Navigator in November 2016, I’m really enjoying getting to know people in their homes and finding ways to help them.

I’m based in two GP practices and they identify patients who are over 65 and need more support at home. By visiting the patients, I spend time learning about how they cope with many aspects of life; I also check their homes for fall risks, give advice on preventing falls, refer to specialist services and help people get to social activities.

Everyone has been very welcoming – the patients, their relatives, the GPs and the GP practices’ staff. With each patient, I’ve been able to give information and access to services that they didn’t know about before."

Local MP visits new Urgent Primary Care site at Solihull Hospital

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Dame Caroline Spelman, Member of Parliament for the Meriden Constituency visited the new Urgent Primary Care service at Solihull Hospital. Following the closure of the temporary Walk-In Centre building on Solihull Hospital site last October, the new service has been located alongside the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) - a move which brought Solihull’s urgent care services under one roof.







The Integrated Decision Hub

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The Integrated Decision Hub is a key project within the Solihull Together programme, helping us to deliver our ambition of an integrated urgent care service for the borough.

Zoe Wyrko, consultant geriatrician and Interim Associate Medical Director at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT), is leading the project.

Care Navigator Service becoming invaluable to Solihull’s older population

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Care navigatorsSolihull CCG, on behalf of Solihull Together, commissioned Age UK Solihull to deliver the Care Navigator Service pilot which is runnig for six months from October 2016 until the 31 March 2017. So far the pilot is proving an invaluable service to GP Practices and patients alike, and is on track to cover 38 sites across Solihull by the end of January.

Care Navigation

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Age UK Solihull’s Head of Service, Lucy Garratt, talks about the new Care Navigator pilot project which is running in Solihull until the end of March 2017. 

Care Navigators Oct 2016 croppedSolihull’s first Care Navigators are (from left to right): Alison, Eve, Melanie and Teresa

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