Primary Care Network (PCN)

A Primary Care Network (PCN) is an integral part of NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Primary Care Networks were introduced into the National Health Service in England as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and form the building blocks of Integrated Care Systems.

A Primary Care Network consists of a group of GP Practices working together with a range of local Health Care Providers (pharmacy, mental health, social care, community and voluntary sector).

Primary Care Networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.

For further information on Primary Care Networks, see the NHS England and NHS Improvement website at: Primary care networks.

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