Taken from National Voices.Org.uk

 

Primary care networks (PCNs) are a significant new way of organising care in every area of England.

They bring together all health and social care services in a local area (usually covering 40,000 to 50,000 people) to deliver more joined-up care. They are not new organisations, but will work in new ways with their communities.

The National Voices coalition is making primary care reform a priority because it is here that the things that matter to our charity members and their beneficiaries can be implemented: person centred, coordinated care close to home; reducing health inequalities; and working with community and voluntary sector groups for better wellbeing outcomes.

 

National Voices has prepared leaflets that can be used to explain the changes and explore why and how to work with PCNs:

 

Supporting PCNs with bespoke community projects

National Voices also has a partnership with NPAC and NALW to support PCNs with bespoke community engagement, through innovative approaches to community engagement and person centered social prescribing. Their work is explained more in this brochure.

How to keep communities at the heart of PCN development

National Voices is working with COBIC and PPL to explore how to keep outcomes for people and communities at the heart of the PCN development. We will be hosting a working session on the 21 November in London for those involved in developing PCNs. Register here.