GP to take on advisory role to shape the county’s future health and social care

GP to take on advisory role to shape the county’s future health and social care

A GP with 15 years’ experience has been recruited as System Clinical Advisor for a partnership that’s set to change health and social care across the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The role will see Dr Tamsyn Anderson work alongside senior leaders from ‘Shaping Our Future’, a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) that’s working to look at different ways of preventing people from becoming sick, preventing illnesses from becoming more serious and providing care and support that is based on current best practice.

Through her previous work as Medical Director for NHS Kernow and currently as Director of Primary Care for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a post she will continue to hold, Dr Anderson has extensive experience of working with colleagues in provider and commissioner organisations across the local health and social care system. She also continues to work as a practising GP, having insight into the front line achievements and frustrations faced by patients and clinicians.

Given the roles that Dr Anderson now holds, she will be well placed to provide clinical leadership to take forward system priorities including the delivery of place based integrated health and care.

On talking about this opportunity Dr Anderson commented: “When our community and clinicians work together around an individual’s needs we can deliver the high quality, safe care experiences that make us proud to work in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly but there are still barriers that hinder us working in this way. We have developed “shaping our future” ideas as a system and now it is time for us to deliver our team approach to caring for our most vulnerable and meeting our commitment to keeping people well.”

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s ‘Shaping Our Future’ programme is founded on collaboration and integration. All system partners are committed to the following vision:

  1. To work together to ensure the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
  2. To support people to help themselves and each other so they stay independent and well in their community.
  3. To provide services that everyone can be proud of and that reduce the overall cost.