Primary Care Network

All GP practices in England are now formed into Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

What is a Primary Care Network (PCN)?

A PCN is a group of GP practices based in a local community.

Typically it is a group of practices covering a patient population of 30,000 to 50,000.

You will still be registered with your own GP practice and will continue to access your GP services in the usual way.

What will change for you?

Partnership working enables patients to access additional health services provided within the PCN GP practices.

Over time you will see a wider range of services becoming available in your GP practice or at another practice within your PCN.  This may include pharmacists, physiotherapists, social prescribers both for adults and young children, care co-ordinators, care home and frailty teams as well as mental health support workers.

Which PCN are we in?

We are part of Carlisle Helathcare Primary Care Network which consists of:

  • Carlisle Healthcare
  • Spencer Street Surgery