Primary Care Networks launch
01 July 2019
General practices across Wirral are transforming the way they work to improve services for patients by joining together with community services, social care and the voluntary sector to form primary care networks.
The primary care networks will build on core services currently available form GP surgeries, offering patients more convenient access to treatment from a wider range of healthcare professionals including clinical pharmacists, social prescribing link workers, physiotherapists.
Primary care networks in Wirral will provide proactive, coordinated care in different ways to match the needs of their local populations, 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.
Healthier South Wirral
One of the Primary Care Networks already up and running and providing new services is Healthier South Wirral.
Healthier South Wirral is a Primary Care Network (PCN) of seven practices made up of Spital Surgery, Civic Medical Centre, The Orchard Surgery, Allport Surgery, Eastham Group Practice, Parkfield Medical Centre and Sunlight Group Practice supporting 49,356 people. Through working collaboratively, the PCN has been able to implement a number of key projects which are making a real difference, not only to the day to day working of the practices but most importantly to the patients the practices serve. Find out more here.
Further information about primary care networks is included in the NHS England website at www.england.nhs.uk/pcn. In addition, a series of FAQs have been published and are available at https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/primary-care-networks/pcn-faqs