The new GP contract was published in early 2019 as part of the Long Term Plan. A key element of the new contract is the development of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which will bring GP practices together with other local services – such as community, mental health, social care and the voluntary sector to look after local populations. PCNs will help to join up services at a local level, focusing on the specific needs of these local populations, with patients still accessing routine GP appointments as they do now.
What are PCNs?
What are we doing in north Southwark?
QHS has met several times with our member practices, Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG ) and the Local Medical Committee (LMC) to discuss PCN development in north Southwark. All practices have signed up to being a large PCN that covers all practices and the registered population of north Southwark with QHS supporting its set up and implementation. If you have any questions or Freedom of Information (FoI) requests regarding PCNs please contact us.
Watch a short animation that explains the concept of primary care networks (PCNs) and how this new way of working enables health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients.