What is a Primary Care Network (PCN)?
A Primary Care Network consists of groups of general practices working together with a range of local providers, including across primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector, to offer more personalised, coordinated health and social care to their local populations. Networks should be small enough to maintain the traditional strengths of general practice but at the same time large enough to provide resilience and support the development of integrated teams.
What are PCNs designed to do?
Primary Care Networks are designed to 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. This means supporting patients to make informed decisions about their own health and care and connecting them to a wide range of statutory and voluntary services to ensure they can access the care they need first time. Networks should also have a greater focus on population health and addressing health inequalities in their local area, using data and technology to inform the delivery of population scale care models.
Which practices make up the Southport and Formby Primary Care Network?
There are 17 practices which are listed on the our practices page.