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
Additional PCN Roles
The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) enables additional workforce capacity to be built at Primary Care Network level. Examples of the roles currently being supported by Taurus Healthcare are shown below.
Health and Wellbeing Coach
Health and Wellbeing Coaches help patients to identify what motivates them and to find ways in which they can make choices to follow a healthier lifestyle.
Social Prescribers give patients access to non-medical support within their local communities in a personalised and flexible way. The service helps patients to take control of their lives and to focus on what matters to them.