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Primary Care Networks

Fourteen Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have been established in Berkshire West as part of a major revolution in health care for local people.

PCNs are clusters of neighbouring GP surgeries which have teamed up to start providing patients with a wider range of health and wellbeing services, specifically geared towards the needs of their local areas. Over time, people like social prescribers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, community mental health professionals, physicians associates and paramedics could all be based within a PCN.

The short animation below explains the concept of primary care networks (PCNs) and how they will enable health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients.

This new way of working brings health and social care closer to people and is aimed at making the NHS more efficient and effective for patients and staff. It’s the biggest transformation of primary care in the last 15 years and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan to revolutionise people’s physical, mental, emotional and social health care and make it more digitally driven.
Further information is available in our press release here.