What is a Primary Care Network?
According to NHSE: Primary Care Networks (PCNs) build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.
Practices will work collaboratively with neighbouring surgeries, social care and the voluntary sector. Clinicians should see a shift from reactive medicine to proactive and preventative medicine centred on the communities they serve.
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The New GP Contract and the Development of Primary Care Networks In Derbyshire
Regarding the recent announcement of the new GP contract and the introduction of the Primary Care Networks, the CCG and Derby & Derbyshire LMC have issued a joint statement (below).