West Kent Health Ltd (WKH) was formed in 2015 with the vision of strengthening local General Practice in West Kent and providing a united approach to managing and supporting the opportunities identified in the local area. WKH was established to act as an umbrella organisation for practices to deliver services which some practices as individual organisations would struggle to provide. The intention of WKH is to provide resilience to all practices in West Kent.
The PCNs and WKH will work collaboratively together at PCN level to ensure successful delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan in West Kent.
In addition to the overall offer of support for 54 member practice , PCNs have already been working with WKH to provide them with a more specific/bespoke support service as the volume of work increases and intensifies with the evolving DES schemes.
The services are provided by a skilled WKH workforce who have the expertise to support PCNs to achieve their targets to successfully deliver the DES schemes. PCNs can select from the menu of services below:
- Financial Support
- Business Intelligence and Performance management
- Quality and Governance
- Project Management Support
- General Administration
- Legal and Accountancy specialist advise
- Negotiating contracts at scale across PCNs
- Clinical director appraisal and development support
WKH will only charge for services at the point of delivery. WKH feel that PCNs should be confident that they are only purchasing services as they need them and remain in control of their expenditure.