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Lauren Woods

Care Coordinator

Introduction

I’m Lauren Woods and since November 2020 I’ve been working as a Care Coordinator in the Jesmond Lower Gosforth PCN.

For the past 10 years I have worked within a supportive environment with a range of different individuals supporting them with housing and homeless, substance misuse, mental health and general advice/wellbeing.

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What I Do

I work closely with our Social Prescribing Link Workers to give people the support they need to live as independently as possible. Personalised care is at the heart of what we do. We’re not looking at one specific issue or problem, but a holistic approach that centres on what matters most to the individual. PCNs are multidisciplinary teams, which means we can count on the expertise of many other specialists to give patients the joined up, consistent care they need.

How I Support Patients

As a care coordinator I work alongside care home patients, their family and carers to create personalised care and support plans. I spend time discussing what is important to the patient and ensure that their care is coordinated in a way that reflects their care plan. Taking the time to discuss and understand all the issues and preferences of a patient, and any one else involved in their care is vital. My role is to listen actively, and provide impartial, non-judgemental advice.