Practice-based physiotherapists, social workers and mental health practitioners, are now based in a number of GP practices.
These new teams are being supported by increased investment in district
nursing, health visiting, training, and access to appropriate specialist advice.
Enhanced teams are now been rolled out across Down, Derry/Londonderry and West Belfast GP Federation areas.
These areas account for approximately 365,000 people who will potentially
benefit from this new model of care.
One of the practices involved in this roll out is headed by Killyleagh GP Dr Ultan McGill who explains below how the model has been embraced by patients and clinicians alike.