Information for Patients about Primary Care Networks
Currently we are working together as a group of surgeries in a geographical area and serving a natural local community. This group is called a Primary Care Network (PCN).
Six surgeries have decided to work together in our PCN. They are:
Beaconsfield Medical Practice
Matlock Road Surgery
Preston Park Surgery
Stanford Medical Centre
We have approximately 57000 patients and over 160 staff.
What does this mean for Patients?
It means we can:
Create different roles to support patient care to our patients – for example social prescribers, first line physiotherapists
Increase and develop new services for our patients with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing
Share best practice
Utilise the skills of our staff
Join up primary and community health services
Make best use of our premises
We will keep your informed of the progress of our PCN
If you would like to be more involved, each surgery has a Patient Participation Group (PPG) who will be consulted and involved in the development of the broader PCN
Please also be advised that as part of this PCN we will need to share data about patients between the surgeries in the PCN and other statutory NHS bodies. These Data Sharing agreements will be made publicly available as soon as they are ready