Primary care team

Our primary care team aim to improve communication between the Trust and local practices, and highlight feedback about our services from primary care clinicians.

Barts Health is actively working with our local CCGs to develop new care models and better access to care, improve communication between clinicians and develop educational and research opportunities.

The team lead on stakeholder engagement with CCGs and primary care providers, and play a key role in our integrated care, service reconfiguration and quality programmes.

The Team works with primary and acute care colleagues to improve patient safety, reduce the barriers between acute and primary care and bring a primary care perspective to our Board.

Sheetal Matwala, GP Engagement and Support Officer

Sheetal has worked in the NHS for seven years, most of which has been with GPs across the London Borough of Newham. Having built solid relationships and continuing to work with the communications and engagement pathways between primary and secondary care.  

In-addition Sheetal has been involved with setting up of various GP events including educational sessions, being the first point of contact for GPs regarding raising issues and concerns on an ongoing basis, managing communications including ensuring any service updates are sent out accordingly, managing service directory information on websites, supporting a wide range of services including complaints, microbiology, radiology, stroke services to name a few, also supporting CCGs.

She also participated in the roll out of the GP Cleric Booking system to all practices in Newham which included training on a new non-emergency transport system to all GP practices within Newham, This involved training all practice staff to use this system as well as managing the intermediate support and communication management of this system.

To contact Sheetal email: Sheetal.Matwala@bartshealth.nhs.uk