Healthcare Training and Consultancy

for Primary Care

and the

Community and Voluntary Sectors

Healthcare Training and Consultancy

for Primary Care

and the

Community and Voluntary Sectors

Healthcare Training and Consultancy

for Primary Care

and the

Community and Voluntary Sectors


***Regional Social Prescribing Courses***

2020 Dates Announced

Monday 17th February 2020 – Birmingham
Friday 21st February 2020 – Newcastle

Friday 28th February 202 – London

In response to increasing popular demand for a Social Prescribing course for individual Social Prescribers and Link Workers, we are delighted to announce our Regional SocialPrescriberPlus programme for February 2020.

The one and a half day SocialPrescriberPlus course has been specially created for:

  • Individuals wishing to train as Social Prescribers or Link Workers prior to applying for a role with an existing community Social Prescribing scheme, or for a Link Worker role in a Primary Care Network or GP Practice.
  • Members of  existing Social Prescribing schemes wishing to enhance their skills and learn the latest techniques for Active Listening, Motivational Interviewing, Health Coaching and Relationship Building.

Welcome to DNA Insight

DNA Insight is a specialist Healthcare Training consultancy dedicated to supporting Primary Care and the Community & Voluntary Sector throughout the UK in the successful implementation of NHS England’s General Practice Forward View.

We specialise in providing training and long term support to CCGs, Primary Care Networks, Health Boards and Practices in introducing the High Impact Actions of Social Prescribing,  Active Signposting and Care Navigation, Correspondence Management and Workflow Optimisation and Quality Improvement and Leadership.

With the recent introduction of Primary Care Networks and the focus on Personalised Care we are increasingly supporting CCGs, Primary Care Networks, Councils, and Community & Voluntary organisations in training Social Prescribers and Link Workers in Enhanced Care Navigation skills.

Our training is delivered face to face, at venues of your choosing and at times to suit your specific requirements. Following training, typical GP Practices will be able to free up GP appointment capacity by up to 25% and free up GP Admin time by up to an hour a day per GP.


Active Signposting & Care Navigation Program

Our Reception Plus™ Active Signposting program is the UK’s only RCGP Accredited Active Signposting program. It  empowers Reception staff with the techniques and tools needed to move from appointment booker to actively helping patients find the most appropriate healthcare professional for their needs.

The non-medical telephone triage techniques are introduced and taught through the medium of half-day, engaging workshops with Reception staff, who become Care Navigators.

The Programme can deliver up to 26% reduction in unnecessary GP consultations, greater job satisfaction for Reception staff and happier patients who find it easier and faster to get the help they require.


Correspondence Management and Workflow Optimisation

The Coding and Management of Medical Correspondence is one of the Ten High Impact Actions transforming General Practice as part of NHS England’s GP Forward View strategy. It is also often known as Workflow Optimisation.

Our CorrespondencePlus™ Programme trains and supports Practice administration staff to read, code and distribute incoming clinical correspondence according to protocols determined by the GP.  Typically, up to 80% of the correspondence normally seen by the GP can better be dealt with by another member of the Practice team, thus reducing the amount of unnecessary paperwork placed in front of the doctor.

A trained Admin team can free up an average of 45 minutes per GP per day, enabling them to increase the number of patients seen or allocate more time to complex or chronic cases.


Enhanced Level Care Navigation for Social Prescribers and Link Workers

Social Prescribers or Link Workers work with vulnerable patients or those with chronic conditions on a case management basis. They take a holistic approach to the patient’s health, helping those referred to them by the GP or by MDTs to manage their conditions and ideally move from dependence to independence.

RCGP research suggests that Social Prescribing is one of the most effective of the 10 High Impact Actions. It can deliver a 28% reduction in GP appointments, as well as reducing A&E attendances and outpatient referrals. Our SocialPrescribingPlus™ Program is designed for the needs of all Social Prescribers and Link Workers, whether working in GP Practices or throughout Councils and the Third Sector organisations increasingly delivering Social Care.

”Why DNA Insight?

DNA Insight is the only consultancy in the UK specialising exclusively in supporting CCGs and GP Practices to implement NHS England’s GP Forward View strategy. We focus on helping Practices to introduce and successfully implement four of the ten High Impact Actions: Active Signposting, Correspondence Management/Workflow Optimisation, Social Prescribing and Reducing Missed Appointments.

Our experienced and accredited consultants draw on evidence-based research from the field of Behavioural Science and techniques from Neuro-Linguistic Programming to identify highly effective techniques that are easy to understand and apply. In the case of reducing Missed Appointments, the addition of just two words by the Receptionist to the normal flow of a telephone booking can reduce missed appointments by 6.4%. By combining several of these powerful techniques missed appointments can be reduced by up to 31%.

We recognise that each GP Practice is unique in its staffing structure and in the pressures it faces, both internally and externally. In close collaboration with Practice Managers we therefore customise each of our programmes; ReceptionPlus™ for Active Signposting (non-medical telephone triage), CorrespondencePlus™ for the Management of Medical Correspondence and Social PrescriberPlus™ for Social Prescribers and Link Workers, to the needs of each CCG, Practice or CVS organisation. This maximises the chances of success, whilst being sensitive to the stress and pressures faced by staff who are already working to capacity.

For an introductory discussion about how we could help you to implement these High Impact Actions, please call us on 0800 978 8323 or complete the ‘Contact Us’ form at the bottom of the page and we will be pleased to call you back.

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