Since April 2020, the Walsall PCNs have jointly comissioned OurNet Health Services Ltd to provide a Walsall Extended Access Service to allow patients increased access to primary care appointments.
Clinicians refer to the Social Prescriber following discussing this with the patient. The Social Prescriber is there is listen to the patient, and connect them with people, organisations or activities that might be able to support them further.
The Walsall PCNs are keen to support patients in accessing primary care in Walsall. As part of the PCN specification, the PCNs commission practices to extend their opening times outside of their usual opening hours.