One Primary Care Network – One vision

Supporting the development of healthy communities

As a developing Primary Care Network do you have a clear vision for what you expect to achieve, along with a clear plan?

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will only succeed if they can both develop and then implement their vision. To do that well they will have to engage and then fully support whole practice teams as they come together, collaborate, share staff, share delivery linked to income, hold each other accountable and not fall out. This is where a compelling vision for what you want to achieve is essential.

At SCW we are supporting a number of Primary Care Networks and are working with them to explore and agree a clear vision of the purpose of the network, supported by robust governance arrangements to ensure that decisions can be made at pace and that processes are proportionate.

We are also working with PCNs to implement projects that will ‘stress test’ the new ways of working and deliver benefits to patient care.

This approach supports the ongoing development of your Network to deliver high quality patient outcomes with financially viable solutions, in order to both ensure the sustainability of General Practice and maximise emerging opportunities.

The start point to our support lies in working with the PCN team to create an ambitious vision of what change you want to achieve, and the identification of the most appropriate models of care in order to meet clearly identified needs and preferences of your local population. 

SCW’s Primary Care Team

The Primary Care Team in SCW will continue to provide unrivalled support and direction to Practices, Primary Care Networks and Federations in working to successfully implement the required changes and to develop their links and working with their Integrated Care System to realise the best possible outcomes from this opportunity.

If you want to know more about how to develop a business ready Primary Care Network, please email Alison Westmacott at: contact@scwcsu.nhs.uk

Director of Primary Care

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