Primary Care Network Support
‘Small enough to care, large enough to cope’, PCNs are based around populations of between 30,000 to 50,000 people.
Essentially, PCNs bring GP practices together with their community service partners to work at scale in order to:
- Improve their resilience
- Improve their ability to recruit and retain staff
- Improve their ability to manage financial and estates pressures
- Enable a larger range of services to be provided to patients
- Integrate more easily with the wider health and care system
There are currently five PCNs supporting local people across Herefordshire:
North and West Herefordshire PCN
Kington Medical Practice, Weobley Surgery, Mortimer Medical Practice, Ryeland Surgery, Tenbury Surgery
South and West Herefordshire PCN
Alton Street Surgery, Pendeen Surgery, Fownhope Medical Centre, Kingstone Surgery, Golden Valley Practice, Much Birch Surgery
East Herefordshire PCN
Ledbury Health Partnership, Nunwell Surgery, Colwall Surgery, Cradley Surgery
WBC Herefordshire PCN
Wargrave House Surgery, Belmont Medical Centre, Cantilupe Surgery
HMG Herefordshire PCN
Hereford Medical Group
Taurus Healthcare plays a pivotal role in developing and supporting Herefordshire PCNs.
PCN Clinical Directors meet together weekly with senior members of the Taurus Team and the Secretary of the LMC and together form the Herefordshire General Practice Leadership Team.