What are Primary Care Networks?
PCNs have built on current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively providing care for the people and communities they serve. PCNs are in place across the country and there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians. PCNs usually have a 30-50k population and are geographically contiguous (next to or touching another). All GP practices in our area have sign up to be a member of a PCN. You can read the NHS England PCN FAQs here and view the BMA PCN handbook (March 2019) here.