Health Session with Willow Bank, Stoke-on-Trent
Willow Bank CIC is a social enterprise owned by the staff currently working at Willow Bank Health Centre. It is a partnership between The whole practice team and Change Through Partnership.
Their purpose: Key points
- Look outside our own boundaries and be able to make and nurture relationships with communities and other organisations
- Have a culture which embraces change
- Respect local people
- Work in partnership with those who share our goals
- Respect our partners
Willow Bank first started to work with My Community Matters in September 2009 when they first launched in Meir. Numerous events were undertaken together to promote the new practice, which opened with a zero patient list.
What happened next?
My Health Matters, as it was then, attended Willow Bank’s promotional events, linked the community with the practice and encouraged residents to register with the practice. In some cases this was their first experience of registering with any health service.
The patient list has grown and to a staggering 5,688 today (9,518 across both sites of Longton and Meir).