What do Primary Care Networks do?

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) build on current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, co-ordinated, 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 usually have a 30-50k population and are geographically contiguous (next to or touching another). You can read the NHS England PCN FAQs here

Additional Roles Re-imbursement Scheme

As a PCN we recruit to additional roles to expand our teams of; clinical pharmacists, first contact physiotherapists, mental health practitioners, physicians' associates, care co-ordinators, health and wellbeing coaches, GP assistants and social prescriber roles to support our local population. These additional roles help us to provide the right care at the right time, from the right professional. The following video produced by NHS East of England helps to explain these additional roles:

Please follow the link to see services provided by our additional roles - North Riding Primary Care Network Services and Roles