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Primary Care Networks

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of general practices working together with a range of local providers, including community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services. 

PCNs are based on GP registered lists, typically serving communities of around 30,000 to 50,000. This means they are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to support the delivery of many of the commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan and providing a wider range of services to patients by working together with other general practices. 

This short animation provides information on PCNs and how they enable health and other services to work together to provide better access to services for patients.

What do Primary Care Networks do?

PCNs provide proactive, coordinated care to their local populations, in different ways to match different people’s needs, with a strong focus on prevention and personalised care.  PCNs also help to make sure that the NHS designs support and services to get the best possible value out of their funding for their local communities. 

PCNs will eventually be required to deliver a set of seven national service specifications and these are gradually being put into effect:

  • medication reviews
  • enhanced health in care homes
  • proactive care for those most in need (anticipatory care)
  • personalised care
  • supporting early cancer diagnosis
  • cardiovascular disease case-finding
  • locally agreed action to tackle inequalities. 

GP practices within each network work together to provide a wider range of services than might be possible in individual practices.

What does this mean for patients?

PCNs offer improved access and extend the range of services available to patients, and by helping to integrate primary care with wider health and community services, they provide proactive coordinated care to their local populations in different ways to match different people’s needs.

Further information

Visit the NHS England / Improvement website for further information about Primary Care Networks: https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/primary-care-networks/

Advice about accessing GP services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

While there have been many changes in how patients access care during recent months, a range of clinical staff working in general practice are on hand to offer advice to patients about health concerns. 

It is important that anyone who has a health concern continues to contact their surgery. While they should not turn up in person without an appointment, they should telephone on the usual number as soon as possible.  After a clinical assessment, patients who need a face-to-face appointment may still be given it and the exact time and location of a face-to-face appointment will always be communicated to a patient by their clinical team. 

Consultations can also be held by video and this option is being taken advantage of by many registered patients.  More information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be found here www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Primary Care Networks

Wakefield Health Alliance North

Wakefield Health Alliance Central

Wakefield Health Alliance South

Brigantes

Five Towns

Trinity Health Group

West Wakefield

 

Henry Moore Clinic

Riverside Medical Centre

St Thomas Road Surgery

Station Lane Medical Centre

Newland Lane Surgery

Tieve Tara Medical Centre

 

Stuart Road Medical Centre

Friarwood Medical Centre

Northgate Medical Centre

Ashgrove Medical Centre

 

College Lane Medical Centre

Dr Diggle and Phillips Surgery

Park Green Surgery

The Grange Medical Centre

White Rose Medical Centre

 

New Southgate Surgery

Alverthorpe Surgery

Stanley Health Centre

Outwood Park Surgery

Homestead Clinic

Eastmoor Health Centre

 

Patience Lane Surgery

Kings Medical Practice

Park View Surgery

Queen Street Surgery

Health Care First Partnership

Castleford Medical Centre

 

Crofton and Sharlston Surgery

Maybush Medical Centre

Warrengate Medical Centre

Trinity Health  Group

 

Orchard Croft Medical Centre

Church Street Surgery

Prospect Surgery

Middlestown Medical Centre

Chapelthorpe Medical Centre

Lupset Medical Centre

Clinical Directors

  • Wakefield Health Alliance North - Dr Nayyar
  • Wakefield Health Alliance Central - Dr Dean and Dr Riddett
  • Wakefield Health Alliance South - Dr Myerscough and Dr Tobin       
  • Brigantes - Dr Sarwar
  • Five Towns - Dr Earnshaw and Dr Speers        
  • Trinity Health Group - Dr Jayakumar, Dr Mustafa, Dr Alisha and Dr Hall
  • West Wakefield - Dr Damji