The Local Care Direct Story

The Local Care Direct Story

History & Milestones

2004 – created by GPs in West Yorkshire from nine co-operatives

2004 – wins 15 contracts to provide out of hours services across West Yorkshire

2006 – British Association of Medical Managers Team of the Year

2006 – expands to cover South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

2008 – wins a contract for the country’s first GP-led equitable access centre in Bradford

2009 – expands primary care business

2012 – launches partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to deliver NHS111 and urgent care services in West Yorkshire and the Craven District of North Yorkshire

2012 – develops a new clinical management model of healthcare using ‘Telehealth’ technology for a pilot service in Leeds

2013 – selected by Skills for Health as a national pilot site for a role modelling project to create a new support role specification for health care providers

2013 – winner of the 2013 Social Enterprise UK Award for Innovation

2014 – finalist in Medipex NS Innovation Awards for Software & Telehealth