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What is a Primary Care Network?

Your local Primary Care Network (PCN) is a group of GP practices working together in Hounslow to focus on local patient care. By working as part of a PCN, your GP practice can offer you more services by sharing resources and employing more staff. Your PCN’s medical and non-medical team works as part of your GP practice to give you better access to healthcare and support.

PCNs also work closely with other health and social care services to offer more personalised care. Your named GP is still responsible for the overall care you receive.

Specialised health practitioners in the PCN can often see you for some health issues instead of a GP. This means you may be seen and access specialist care more quickly. It also helps to free up GP time to make more GP appointments available for patients who need them. Sometimes, the PCN team can help you avoid a going to hospital or staying in hospital if you don’t need to.

We are General Practice

PCN staff work as part of your GP practice team.  Find out more about how these new roles are helping your GP to meet the increasing demand for appointments while continuing to meet the needs of patients.

The NHS in North West London has launched a new campaign to explain how general practice is changing and why you may see a different clinical expert in future – depending on your need.

About Primary Care Networks

You can watch this video from NHS England if you want to know more about PCNs:

Take a look at this short animation from NHS England which explains how they work.