Living Well Penwith Practitioner Meeting (LWPPM). It was my first meeting, it was scheduled to be 3 hours long and I have to admit I was expecting something quite dry and formal from the title! I couldn't have been more wrong. So what was the meeting about, and more importantly what was it for? Before I answer that I need to scroll back to the word practitioner. Practitioner in this context means organisations with a role in peoples health & wellbeing in West Penwith, encompassing everyone from PCSOs (Police and Community Support Officers) to GPs. So, why were all these practitioners meeting? With the very simple remit of considering how we can all work better together to improve the help and support for people in West Penwith. Ok, I hear you say, sounds good but does it deliver? Well, yes is the short answer, one example being Bloom (see 'In Bloom') an approach pioneered in the West and now being rolled out across the County. 

Aside from this example, LWPPM doesn't just deliver, it turns out it's a pioneering approach. We were updated about the 'Primary Care Home' and MCPs (Multi Speciality Clinical Provider Networks) - the new way of working in Primary Care, which, you've guessed it, is the way West Penwith is already working together via the LWPPM.

The upshot, if Volunteer Cornwall can work collaboratively with the LWPPM to improve the help and support for people in West Penwith, count me in and see you at the next meeting.