Alexin Healthcare CIC has provided “back office support” for several years now, this service has expanded significantly.
We provide varying levels of support dependent on the requirements of the organisations we are working with.
We have access to a range of skills and partner organisations in the wider healthcare sector who can supplement urgent skill gaps with member practices.
We can help and advise member practices who recognise the increased efficiency and cost savings which can be achieved by sharing administrative functions between practices.
Training Courses for Member Practices
Training events are arranged for our member practices, the arrangement of these is led by interest from practices. We derive no income from these events and provide training at the best possible rates to purely cover costs.
We have held the following courses for practices which have all been very well received:
• Vitamin B12 and Pneumococcal
• Ear irrigation
• Health & Safety
• Fire Training
Courses require sufficient candidates attending to be practical, but we will always attempt to assemble sufficient numbers if we are aware of a need.
If any practices or staff members would like any further training to be arranged, then please contact us to discuss.
Derby Medical Society
We have been appointed to complete the administrative functions for Derby Medical Society since the start of the academic year’s programme in September 2017.
Our work for the society includes:
• General administration including notifying the membership of meetings
• Accounts management including collection of subscriptions
• Maintenance of the list of members
• Assistance with booking speakers for meetings
• Co-ordination of social events / catering
• Organisation of sponsorship within what is permitted by the GMC
We are honoured to be working with this prestigious society.
Healthcare Education Derbyshire Training Hub
Healthcare Education Derbyshire is managed jointly by Alexin Healthcare CIC, Macklin Street Surgery, Hannage Brook Medical Centre, Darley Dale Medical Centre, Avenue House Surgery and Whitemoor Medical Centre and is contracted by Health Education England.
Health Education Derbyshire is an educational foundation formed in May 2019 from a merger between the north and south Derbyshire training hubs. Our remit is to work with Health Education England, Health Education Institutions, and NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop educational placements for medical, social and allied healthcare professional students in primary care, in order to consolidate and expand our regional workforce.
We have developed close working relationships with the Universities of Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield, and work alongside other educational establishments such as the Derby and Chesterfield GP Specialty Training Programmes, University of Nottingham GP Training Academy and Derby Medical Society, as well as Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee.
Primary Care Plus – Extended Hours Service through Place Based Working
This service commenced in April 2017 initially in one hub running 5 days a week and has now expanded to covering five hubs, 7 days a week. This service is available to 160,000 patients who are registered with practices in the Derby City Centre South & Derby North East places.
Alexin Healthcare CIC has been contracted by Primary Care Plus to manage the rota, communications and HR function for the service.
The service has been very well received by patients who appreciated the flexibility it provides. Delivery is based on a skill mix of GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners & Practice Nurses, various clinics are provided including Long Term Conditions, Dressings Clinics, Smear Clinics and Phlebotomy.
Derby City South Healthcare
Alexin was contracted from May 2019 by DCSH to manage the rota, communications and HR function of the service, and this increased to undertaking the role of Operations Manager for the PCN on a short term basis from July 2019.
Several service improvements have been made to ensure consistency and equitable access for patients registered with all practices. New sessions have been added to the service to both support practices and enable a better and more appropriate service is available for patients.
The PCN is now developing and taking strides forward in it organisation growth and position. Currently there are many different work streams taking place to ascertain the direction of travel and the priorities for this PCN.