Primary Care Networks
Primary Care Networks build on the services offered by GP practices; meaning patients can benefit from more proactive, personalised and coordinated health and social care.
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 therefore may need to access local health services more often.
To meet these needs, GP practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas as part of Primary Care Networks (also known as PCNs).
Primary Care Networks build on the services ordinarily offered by GP practices, meaning patients can benefit from more proactive, personalised and coordinated health and social care.
In Hull we have five Primary Care Networks, made up of 33 GP practices, shown on the below map: