What is a Primary Care Network?
A primary care network is a group of practices who work together to focus on local patient care. They’ve been around since 2019 and 99 per cent of practices across England now work as part of one.
With increased demand and a shortage of clinical staff, practices find they can provide greater, more personalised care for patients when they can work together on certain services or issues.
Walkden and Little Hulton (PCN) has10 GP practices, who work together, with other local partners, to provide a range of extra services side by side; ones that meet Walkden and Little Hulton’s needs. Nobody else’s.
Our primary care network brings together the experience and unique skills of its practice managers, clinical staff, non-clinical staff and patient representatives, from each practice to plan out and deliver additional capacity and build resilience where it is needed most.
Together, we are working on
- Information and technology
- Digital innovation
- Financial and operational infrastructure
- Education, training and development needs
- Communications and engagement
Each practice still operates independently, but by working together, it means we can do more as a Primary Care Network for the residents of Walkden and Little Hulton.
Practices in Little Hulton and Walkden PCN
- Dearden Avenue Medical Practice
- Cherry Medical Practice
- Manchester Road East MP
- Orchard Medical Practice
- Cleggs Lane Medical Practice
- The Limes Medical Practice
- Dr Loomba and Partners
- The Gill Medical Centre
- Ellenbrook Medical Centre
- SPCT Little Hulton
- Walkden Medical Centre
For further information see the Walkden & Little Hulton PCN website www.walkdenandlittlehulton.nhs.uk.