PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS (PCN)

PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS (PCN)

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
  • Pharmacies
  • 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 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
  • Pharmacies
  • 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.

LUCY GILL

Head of PCN Development

CHLOE ANTHONY

PCN Coordinating Supervisor

JOHANNE SPRINGETT

Digital and Communication Manager

CALLUM JONES

Clinical Auditor

GP Healthcare Alliance has successfully implemented a Well-being Coordinator as part of the Social Prescribing Service to all 5 PCNs in partnership with Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) and Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS):