Our Primary Care Network

A Primary Care Network is a group of GP Practices coming together to share their experience, workforce and services with the aim of improving access and meeting the needs of local patients and communities.  In doing this we can provide better quality services closer to where you live and are varied to meet the needs of you and your families busy lives.

Seven of the GP practices within Doncaster have joined together to form the Doncaster East Primary Care Network.  

What are Primary Care Networks?

PCNs build on current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated 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. Where emerging PCNs are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians. PCNs usually have a 30-50k population and are geographically contiguous (next to or touching another). All GP practices in our area have sign up to be a member of a PCN.  You can read the NHS England PCN FAQs here and view the BMA PCN handbook (March 2019) here.

 

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