Primary care networks (PCNs) are the new way for local health services to work together to treat populations.
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.
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There are nine PCNs in Newham providing patient services. They are made up of groups of GP practices and led by a Clinical Director. Each PCN is 30-70,000 patients in size.
NHC provides multiple services to help PCNs to run and ensure the best service for staff and care of patients.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) working with partners, are committed to reducing health inequalities. They are supporting London Borough of Newham’s aspiration to be a Centre of Excellence Addressing Health Inequalities.
PCNS receive additional support and funding from NHSE to enable them to employ new additional roles to further support patients