Primary Care Networks

GP practices have begun working together alongside community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in the local area to form Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

PCNs signal a significant change in the way practices interact not only with each other, but the wider health and social care system.

This will enable care to be delivered to a defined patient population, in a different way to meet the needs of that population. This will be focused on prevention and personalisation of care, making best use of resources collectively.

Core characteristics of a PCN:

  • Partnerships of Practices working together and with other local health and care providers
  • PCNs are more than a collection of practices.
  • Typically, a defined patient population of at least 30,000 to 50,000.
  • Providing care in different ways to match different people’s needs
  • Focusing on prevention of illness and personalised care
  • Assess population health needs, making best use of collective resources
  • Greater resilience, more sustainable workload

The video below explains more:

The tables below provide a summary of the PCNs established in the South Tees area:

PCN [practice names] List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digitalNamed Clinical DirectorPCN Name
Brotton Surgery652142,240Dr Teik GohThe East Cleveland Group
Garth Surgery10842
Hillside Practice10366
Springwood Surgery8047
Woodside Surgery6464

PCN [practice names] List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN Name
Bentley Medical Practice1009754,851Dr Ali TahmassebiRedcar Coastal
Zetland Medical Practice7357
Huntcliff Surgery9449
Ravenscar Surgery3760
The Greenhouse Surgery8696
The Saltscar Surgery8199
Coatham Surgery7293

PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN Name
South Grange Medical Centre1403047,083Dr I LoneEston Primary Care Network
Normanby Medical Centre13604
Manor House Surgery8551
Eston Surgery3963
Cambridge Medical Centre6935

PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN Name
Park Surgery1012048,567Dr Vaishali NandaCentral Middlesbrough
Martonside Medical Centre7998
The Endeavour Practice7761
Discovery Practice7091
The Erimus Practice6879
Prospect Surgery6399
Thorntree Surgery2319

PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN Name
Borough Road & Nunthorpe Medical Practice1385743,745Dr Peter HeywoodHolgate Primary Care Network
Foundations 1806
Foundations 21066
Linthorpe Surgery19393
The Village Medical Centre8623

PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital) Named Clinical DirectorPCN Name
Bluebell Medical Centre10,60661,779

Dr Bharat Kandikonda

Dr Khapra
Greater Middlesbrough Primary Care Network
Westbourne Medical Centre5064
Crossfell Health Centre9506
Newlands Medical Centre10328
Coulby Medical Practice8514
Parkway Medical Practice7376
Kings Medical Practice6700
Hirsel Medical Practice3685