Primary Care Networks (PCN’s)


What are Primary Care Networks?

PCNs are based on general practice registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. They should be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and healthcare professionals, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between general practices and others in the local health and social care system, including community pharmacies.

This short NHS England animation explains the concept of PCNs and how this new way of working enables health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients:

 

PSNC have also created a short animation explaining how pharmacy may prepare for the future:

Norfolk and Suffolk LPCs have also produced a short presentation about what is happening locally