New networks of primary, community, social care and mental health care teams are being developed, called Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Primary care networks (PCNs) are new groups of GP practices working closely together with other community, mental health and social care staff to improve services for local people.
PCNs will be responsible for delivering joined-up health and care services through multi-professional teams to patients in the community. The aim is to improve care and health for the population at this 'neighbourhood' level, to help people stay safe and well at home and make primary care more resilient. Using data on the health of their local population, they will work together to design and provide services to meet the health and care needs of people living there.
Patients will continue to remain registered with their own GP practice, but working as part of a network will enable GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney to share expertise and resources.
You can read the full primary care briefing here.