Primary Care Networks

What is a Primary Care Network (PCN)?

It is a network formed from GP practice populations working in partnership with others to provide health and care to local communities.

What will PCNs do?

  • Provide ongoing care and support
  • Deploy the most appropriate staff member(s) in a co-ordinated and timely way to best use community resources
  • Reduce risk of admission for patients
  • Support people in their homes, people in care homes and through in-reach in to hospitals where necessary
  • Work closely with the community hospitals and specialist teams

Each PCN has a community focused trimuvirate (group of three) of Lead GP / Community; Lead Clinician and Operational Manager. Specialist services and community hospitals work closely with the PCNs to ensure a whole system approach to working across Surrey Downs.

There are six PCNs covering Surrey Downs Health and Care:

  • Banstead Health Care
  • Dorking
  • East Embridge
  • Epsom
  • Integrated Care Partnership
  • Leatherhead

Map of Primary Care Networks