Primary Care Networks

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

As part of the new NHS contract, practices are required to join a primary care network to meet the needs of the local area by working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in the local area.

Primary care networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.

Our primary care network has recently also appointed a community pharmacist.