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.
To meet these needs, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary care networks.
Primary care networks (PCNs) build on the core work of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for our communities. They are crucial to the development of integrated care systems (ICSs) and in meeting the ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Winchester City PCN
This comprises of the 3 city centre practices:
- St Clements Surgery
- Friarsgate Surgery
- St Paul’s Surgery
along with a range of other health professionals such as pharmacists, Social Prescribers and Wellbeing advisors.
Access the Winchester City PCN website for more details.