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Our PCN team helped patients over 20,000 times last year

Our PCN team helped patients over 20,000 times last year In 2023, our specialist Primary Care Network teams completed over 20,000 appointments, tasks, and contacts with patients in Gosforth and Jesmond. Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices working together using additional funding to provide extra services to meet patients’ needs. Our two PCNs … Continued

What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022

What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022 Primary Care Networks are playing an increasingly big role in general practice. Since 2019, Primary Care Networks – or PCNs – have allowed neighbouring GP practices to officially work together to provide better, more personalised health care to patients. Working collaboratively with , our neighbouring network, we … Continued

Primary Care Networks: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Networks Here are some straightforward answers to some of the most common questions about Primary Care Networks.  What does PCN stand for?  A PCN is a Primary Care Network. Why do I need to know about PCNs?  There are two main reasons to tell patients about our network:  Firstly, … Continued

How Social Prescribing helps people at risk of frailty 

How Social Prescribing helps people at risk of frailty One of the stated aims of Primary Care Networks, when the NHS introduced them in 2019, was a focus on preventative health care. By intervening before someone becomes unwell or their health problems increase, we can keep our population healthier for longer.   This proactive approach benefits … Continued

Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Networks

Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Networks Here are some straightforward answers to some of the most common questions about Primary Care Networks.    What does PCN stand for?  A PCN is a Primary Care Network.   Why do I need to know about PCNs?  There are two main reasons to tell patients about our … Continued