Who We Are
Primary Care Networks (PCN) are a new initiative in the NHS designed to improve the quality of care outside of hospital. A group of GP practices working with community providers develop services at scale for the residents of a defined area. Funding is available to PCNs to develop new services and employ new members of staff such as Clinical Pharmacists, First Contact Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Dieticians, Social Prescribers and more.
Working together, our 6 Purbeck PCN practices, (Bere Regis, Corfe Castle, Sandford, Swanage, Wareham and Wellbridge) along with Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Mental Health Services and Community Voluntary services are looking at new ways to support Purbeck residents with a range of physical & mental health issues, as well as promoting health activities & wellbeing.
Purbeck PCN aims to build on some of the success achieved since it’s inception in 2019 and will continue to explore new opportunities, developing new & innovative services for the residents of Purbeck.
As Purbeck residents are at the heart of any new services the Network delivers, we have been and will continue to work closely with the Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPG’s) and Youth Patient Participation Groups (YPPG’s). These groups provide feedback from patient representatives to help shape our projects, ensuring they deliver what Purbeck Residents both want & need.
You may start to see changes in the way that existing services are delivered or be offered new services or new ways of interacting with health professionals. As these services develop, we will continue to involve Purbeck residents in evaluating their impact. We look forward to your continuing support as we move forward together.
If you live within this area, you can register for one of our surgeries.
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