Our Primary Care Network
Within our area -East and Central Brighton- 9 GP practices have joined together to form the East and Central Brighton PCN. These GP practices are:
- Arch Healthcare
- Ardingly Court Surgery
- Broadway Surgery
- Park Crescent Health Centre
- Pavilion Surgery
- Regency Surgery
- St Peters Medical Centre
- Wellsbourne Healthcare CIC
- Woodingdean Medical Centre
Our surgery teams are working closely with each other, enjoying the ability to share expertise, resources, and to develop new services. Our vision is to continue to improve the quality of care that we provide in alignment with the need of our patient population.
What are Primary Care Networks?
PCNs build on current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively providing care for the people and communities they serve. Where emerging PCNs are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians. PCNs usually have a 30-50k population and are geographically contiguous (next to or touching another). All GP practices in our area are expected to sign up to be a member of a PCN. You can read the NHS England PCN FAQs here.
Extended Access Service
Through our partnership with Brighton and Hove Federation, patients now have access to additional appointments from 18.30 to 20.00 weekdays and 09.00 to 17.00 Saturday and Sunday. These include remote and face to face GP appointments as well as appointments with a nurse, pharmacist or health care assistant. Specialist clinics are also being planned (e.g. menopause).
Please refer to the Federations website https://www.brightonandhovefed.co.uk/enhanced-access for updates. Access to these clinics is by contacting the surgery in the normal way. These appointments might be held at a different location to the surgery and are subject to availability.
The PCN policy can be found here.