Community Care Primary Care Network

What is a Primary Care Network?

The objective of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) is for group practices working together to create more collaborative workforces which ease the pressure of GP’s, leaving them better able to focus on patient care. The aim is for all areas within England to be covered by a PCN.

Primary Care Networks form a key building block of the NHS long-term plan. Bringing general practices together to work at scale has been a policy priority for some years for a range of reasons, including improving the ability of practices to recruit and retain staff; to manage financial and estates pressures; to provide a wider range of services to patients and to integrate with the wider health and care system more easily.

PCNs are central to the provision of integrated, at-scale primary care, encompassing services beyond core general practice and working closely with acute, community and mental health trusts, as well as with pharmacy, voluntary and local authority services.

All GP practices are expected to come together in geographical networks covering populations of approximately 30–50,000 patients and take advantage of additional funding attached to the GP contract.

This means the practice may share your information with other practices within the PCN to provide you with your care and treatment.

What is Community Care PCN?

Hall Green Health is a member of the Community Care PCN which includes the following local GP Practices:

  • Hall Green Health
  • Northbrook Group Practice
  • Swanswell Medical Centre

To kick this off we held a summer fete at Jacey Park.

Related Links

NHS England Article – Primary Care Networks

Swanswell Medical Centre

Northbrook Group Practice

Page last reviewed: 28 December 2023