Over recent years, primary care has been faced with a growing number of challenges which impact both the public who use it, and the healthcare professionals working within these settings. Patients are experiencing difficulties accessing urgent care, creating a direct impact on GP’s and their ability to facilitate continuity of care to patients who need it. To add to this pressure, primary care teams are finding themselves increasingly stretched beyond capacity1. Could point of care testing help transform patient care? Featured speaker Dr. Mayur Lakhani, a practising GP Principal-Partner and the current Chair of the Clinical Executive of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICS (Integrated Care System), will be discussing how the implementation of new models of care in general practice and PCNs (Primary Care Networks) using the LumiraDx Platform can assist in tackling the challenges faced within primary care, along with the benefits it could provide for patients and staff. Dr. Lakhani will also examine the implementation of point of care testing in PCNs in the context of the Fuller Stocktake report1, and how its adoption can assist in providing more integrated services within these settings. With the introduction of PCNs, the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) provides funding for 26,000 essential roles to support PCNs in delivering more personalised and integrated health and social care2. The featured speakers will look at how the introduction of point of care testing could assist these roles in bringing change and improvements to patient care pathways. With the National Health Service (NHS) committing to a target of becoming net zero by 20453, the speakers will explore how the implementation of point of care testing within primary care can assist in reaching this goal. Dr. Lakhani will be joined by featured speaker Lucy Lehane, Global Medical Affairs Lead at LumiraDx, who will provide an overview of the LumiraDx point of care testing Platform. Register for this webinar and learn about using point of care testing to transform patient care in general practice and primary care networks.
25 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm