Dr Simone Yule
The Blackmore Vale Partnership
Dr Simone Yule studied in Cardiff and graduated in 1991 with a BSc in Biochemistry and an MB BCh. She developed an interest in Addiction Medicine and has been a partner at The Blackmore Vale surgery in Dorset for 24 years and Clinical Lead for Action on Addiction.
Simone has been actively involved with her CCG locally and with the NAPC being a faculty member and was a locality lead in Dorset for a number of years, before becoming Clinical Director for The Vale Network.
Her work with NAPC led to her developing a very active interest in Population Health Management and was part of the NHSE Wave 1 PHM pilot working with Optum. She is now a national clinical lead for PHM.
Through work with The Altogether Better Programme she is a passionate advocate for social prescribing, personalisation and the use of community-based assets to support patient self-care and empowerment and has used a PHM approach to embed social prescribing at the front door or primary care locally.
Simone says that she loves the variability and unpredictability of her work and the chance to work with people from all walks of life. Looking forward she is keen to support the transformation of healthcare from a reactive patriarchal model to a holistic proactive patient empowered model. ’Patients need to feel a sense of community to improve well-being and improving well-being in the long term will have a positive effect on health outcomes.