PCN Support

PCN Support

Working as a team

Meeting PCN Needs

GP Healthcare Alliance is providing support and working with the PCNs to provide GP services, Out of Hours services and also additional healthcare professionals such as Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Mental Health Therapists and more.

What is a Primary Care Network?

Primary Care Networks (PCN) offer a new way of organising care, bringing together all local health and care services in a local area to deliver more joined up care to local populations (usually covering around 50,000 people)

When fully developed, PCNs will include:

GP services 
Community health services
Mental health services
Adult social care 
Voluntary organisations

NHS Long Term Plan

The majority of PCNs were set up in July 2019 as a response to the NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019, which proposed a new way of delivering health and care services. It has been driven by the need to create a more joined-up, less fragmented approach to health and care, making it more personal and closer to where they live.

What can you expect from your PCN

Additional healthcare professionals are being recruited to work on behalf on Primary Care Networks.  New roles include Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Mental Health professionals and Social Prescribing Link Workers.  By introducing a greater skill mix, local people will get more access to the support they need to keep people healthy and independent. For more information about the roles that are available in the individual PCNs, please go to your PCN page by clicking the link above and then go to About Us, then Our Healthcare Roles.

The ultimate aim is to deliver better health outcomes for the local population, as well as a reduction in health inequalities. 

In the future, we will also see doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals working collectively to try to anticipate a patient’s needs, to avoid getting unwell in the first place. This will be part of a wider campaign to make people aware of the importance of taking better care of themselves to avoid future health issues.

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