Primary Care Networks signal a significant change in the way practices interact not only with each other, but the wider health and social care system.
This will enable care to be delivered to a defined patient population, in a different way to meet the needs of that population. This will be focused on prevention and personalisation of care, making best use of resources collectively.
Core characteristics of a PCN:
- Partnerships of Practices working together and with other local health and care providers
- PCNs are more than a collection of practices.
- Typically, a defined patient population of at least 30,000 to 50,000.
- Providing care in different ways to match different people’s needs
- Focusing on prevention of illness and personalised care
- Assess population health needs, making best use of collective resources
- Greater resilience, more sustainable workload
The video below explains more:
The tables below provide a summary of the PCN established in the Darlington area:
|PCN [practice names]||List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' [NHS Digital]||Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)||Named Clinical Director||PCN name|
|Neasham Road Surgery||11454||108,625||Dr Amanda Riley||Darlington PCN|
|Clifton Court Medical Practice||12013|
|St Georges Medical Practice||5542|
|Denmark Street Surgery||14814
|Rockliffe Court Surgery||5601|
|Carmel Medical Practice||10304|
|Blacketts Medical Practice||10138|