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Working in health and care: the future

As we look at how care and support services may change in the future we also need to think about how jobs in health and social care might need to change and adapt too.

Many staff will increasingly be working in networks of joined-up care, sometimes with people based in different organisations, supporting people outside of a hospital setting, and integrating services around patients.

Some different kinds of roles may be needed, and some existing roles could change in line with new models of care.

There are already some new kinds of roles in the city, for example:

Carer Support Workers

Carers Leeds has created Carer Support Workers to work with Neighbourhood Teams to identify and support carers in the community, reassuring them that their needs as a carer as important as those they care for. Read more.

Clinical Care Coordinators

Clinical Care Coordinators act as a link between the neighbourhood teams, primary and community services. Clinical Care Coordinators are currently working in the west of the city. Read more.

Dementia and Mental Health Liaison Practitioners

Dementia and Mental Health Liaison Practitioners support primary and community health and social care teams in the management of complex needs arising from dementia. Read more.

Preceptee Practice Nurses

The Preceptee Practice Nurse Programme is a 12 month pilot programme in Leeds West to provide nurses with the skills required to work within GP surgeries. Read more.

Wellbeing Coordinators

Leeds North CCG has created the new Wellbeing Coordinator role as part of Social Prescribing. Read more.

Gateway Team Manager

This is a joint role between Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. When a person is being discharged from hospital and is likely to need some support at home from community health and social care services, the Gateway Team Manager receives the referral from the hospital and triages it. They are the first link between the hospital and Neighbourhood Teams that will support that person once they have left hospital.

Support and Outreach Workers in extra-care housing

This service helps people to stay living independently for as long as possible to prevent or delay the need for them to move into residential care.


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