Stevenage South Primary Care Network

What is a primary care network?
Stevenage North Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of practices that collaborate locally, in partnership with community services, social care and other providers of health and care services. 
Who is part of Stevenage South PCN?
The Stevenage South PCN (SSPCN) is made up of five independent Medical Groups, these are;
Who works for the primary care network? 
A range of staff work for the network across the 2 practices the team consist of: 
Social Prescribers
Care co-ordinators
Health and wellbeing coaches
What are PCNs for? 

To provide new, easily accessible services that meet the changing needs of people in the local area. There is a particular focus on helping the increasing number of people with long-term conditions manage their health and promoting positive, preventative healthcare. 

How long have PCNs existed? 

Since 2019, when they were introduced alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and the revised GP contract. 

What does it mean for patients? 

There is a broader range of specialist services that are now easily accessible through GP practices and tailored to the specific needs of the patients. It also means patients will get to the best person to help them sooner. 

What does it mean for practices? 

There are clear and consistent pathways for practices to refer patients to the specialist services that patients need. 

How do I access the PCN team? 
Social prescribers - referral via GP/ nurse or reception
Health and wellbeing coaches - referral via GP 
Physiotherapist - self referral or referral via GP 
Care co-ordinator - none (will be in contact with patients as needed) 
Pharmacist - none (will be in contact with patients as needed