There are five practices in the Belper place which have a combined population of approximately 50,000 people. 

The five practices in the Belper place are: 

CCG Link for Belper place: 

Uzma Rani
Primary & Community Services Directorate
NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Email: uzma.rani1@nhs.net
Place Belper

Clinical leadership 
To support the development of Place-based Care in Belper, Dr Paddy Kinsella and Dr Andrew Maronge have been identified as joint Clinical Leads for the initial six months. 

Working in partnership across practices, organisations that impact on health and wellbeing, and with local patients and community groups, the aim of the role is to provide leadership and agree a joint vision and purpose for the ‘Place’. In recognition of the evolution of the role as the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) and needs of the ‘Place’ develop we will look to review this in six months with full involvement of the stakeholder group.  

Belper Place practices have established working relationships and experience of collaborative working; working closely with Community Services, exploring new models of care to improve the care for the local population. This will be further developed within Place. 

What we are working on 
The inaugural Belper Place meeting was held in August, subsequent meetings have been held every six weeks.  

The group have identified the need to work as part of a wider system; since December 2016 we have established a stakeholder group across Belper including representation from the Local Authority, Public Health, Adult Social Care, Community Services, the Mental Health Trust, and Third Sector organisations. 

We have started to build a shared understanding of what exactly our ‘Place’ is and learn from each other about the wide variety of assets and opportunities we have to work with to benefit the lives of people in the community. We are looking at our population data and linking it with data from other providers and local knowledge. 

For the initial meeting, all stakeholders provided the following information: 

  • What your organisation does
  • What are your priorities
  • What are your pressures
  • What is your vision for place 

The next steps include a ‘Stocktake of Services & the Way Forward’ – stakeholders are providing further information regarding: 

  • What could you do?
  • Identified gaps?
  • Data to support needs
  • Suggested priorities to take forward for collaborative working 

The initial focus areas are dementia, frailty, mental health and care homes. Belper Place is also undertaking the process of mapping our assets, achieving a greater understanding of existing resources and the use of them. 

As Place development progresses, Clinical Lead Networks both locally and Derbyshire-wide will be held.