Our Primary Care Network

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, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs).

Primary care networks (PCNs) build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively  providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Our Primary Care Network: 

Bath Independents

The 3 practices that comprise our network are Widcombe SurgeryBatheaston Medical Centre and Fairfield Park Medical Centre  and covers around 30000 patients.

Our Primary Care Network roles include Social Prescribers, , Nurse Associates, Clinical Pharmacists, Care Co-ordinators, First Contact Physios, Paramedics and Mental Health Specialists.