Your Local GP Network
What is a Primary Care Network?
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of practices working together to improve services to their patients. Our PCN is called Epsom. It is a collaborative project between Ashley Centre Surgery, Derby Medical Centre, The Fountain Practice, Shadbolt Park House Surgery, Spring Street Surgery, St Stephens House Surgery and Stoneleigh Surgery.
What are Primary Care Networks trying to achieve?
PCNs are working to make health services more focused around local communities, to improve the way primary healthcare teams work across the area, and to allow GPs and other primary care healthworkers develop new models of care for their patients and communities.
This video explains more:
Our joint services
By operating as a network, we are able to provide a more comprehensive set of services, provided by local clinicians and health and care providers. These services currently include:
- BP@Home – supporting people with high blood pressure
- Appointments with Physician Associates
- Home visiting service by paramedics and health and wellbeing practitioners
- Social Prescribing Services
- Annual health checks for those with learning disabilities, serious mental illness, dementia or diabetes
- Access to clinical pharmacists for medication queries and appointments
- Visits/ward rounds to patients in care homes one a weekly basis by paramedics