HomeFirst is a new rapid response service commissioned by the CCG which helps people stay well and independent and which now operates in the Lower Lea Valley and North Hertfordshire localities within East and North Herts CCG. The service in North Hertfordshire started at the end of July 2014 and builds on a successful pilot scheme which was run in the Lower Lea Valley area since November 2012.

The CCG is committed to rolling out HomeFirst across the whole CCG area over next 18 to 24 months and they are keen to assess how a pharmacist role works within this model.

Further details about the HomeFirst scheme can be found on the CCG website.