Service Provider Organisations
Ways to Wellness has contracted four service provider organisations to deliver the core elements of the Ways to Wellness service. The initial contracts between Ways to Wellness and the four not for profit organisations are two years in length.
Each service provider organisation will provide services to the patients referred from a portion (cluster) of the 18 General Practices in the west of Newcastle (the historic Newcastle West CCG area). The service providers will employ a team of Link Workers and manage relationships with the staff in their cluster of GP practices. Service providers will work closely with each other and will link with other organisations whose services and activities they will be guiding some patients to use.
The value of using four different service providers and initial two year contracts, is that it allows us to observe the different approaches that services providers bring to the role and the different results that are achieved. It is anticipated that the service providers will learn from each other, benefiting from their different areas of strength.