Supported by DCC, CCG, and the Better Care Fund,  we developed a working model for how VCSE organisations can be best integrated into Multi Disciplinary Teams (MDTs).

DCA attended MDT meetings in 26 GP practices across Dorset, to assist the prevention of unplanned hospital admissions and delay demand for high cost, urgent care, typically supporting patients who are frail or have long term conditions.

This 12 month pilot demonstrated that navigation of VCSE services for GP’s and other practitioners is essential, to support patients with a range of social care issues.  A copy of our report, ‘Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) Navigation‘ is cited as a model of best practice by NHS England in their report on supporting atypical populations.