Place Category: Health & Social Care
Invicta Health is a community interest company owned by GP’s in East Kent committed to working with all practices and local healthcare organisations to provide a community based response to the constantly changing NHS environment. We seek to support all our member practices whether they wish to provide services within their own practice or work with federations of practices on larger projects. Currently we have 45 member practices covering a population of around 400,000 registered patients. In addition to providing services we have worked to develop strategic alliances with other providers such as East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust and South East Coast Ambulance.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Invicta-Health.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Providing community based health and care services
Invicta Health is a community interest company owned by GP’s in East Kent committed to working with all practices and local healthcare organisations to provide community based services for the population we cover.
Our mission is to act as a provider organisation in primary health care and associated fields, based upon the core values of Quality, Locality and Collaborative Working. We uphold the traditional values of general practice, raise standards of care wherever possible and encourage and support individual shareholder practices to develop services.
Invicta Health initially started by providing anticoagulation services and a successful GP service based at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital providing primary care services to patients in a secondary care setting. Invicta Health also works with local practices to manage community beds at Faversham Cottage Hospital, and implemented community based dermatology and diabetes clinics.
We run primary care mental health services to support patients with enduring mental health conditions to transfer from long-term secondary care back into the community. The service also provides support to GPs managing patients with acute mental health presentations. All patients are supported by a recovery model of care that includes extensive work with the voluntary sector, NHS and government bodies (local and national) and the private sector.
2) Healthcare hub providing 7 day GP appointments
In 2014 Invicta Health was one of 20 successful bidders within the UK for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund and awarded £1.9 million to provide 7-day GP appointments (8am to 8pm) in Folkestone and Dover.
This healthcare hub also involves paramedic practitioner visiting and appointments, mental health assessments and liaising with social services.
3) Working in partnership to improve services
In 2015 Invicta Health has continued to work with GP practices in South Kent Coast and Canterbury, Whitstable, and Faversham to provide extended hours access to Primary Care for local residents and to improve access to services such as mental health in the community.
We have taken on the management of a practice in Dymchurch and have absorbed the patients when a local branch closed down. We have worked closely with other nearby practices and the voluntary sector to develop joint working and to provide video consultations to patients who cannot attend the practice. We have provided support and care to homeless people in collaboration with local charities including flu vaccinations and clinics.