The NHS has put out new and exciting guidance that we will be starting some new ways of working late in the year. All GP surgeries, while remaining independent, will also work with nearby surgeries for some projects. These groups of surgeries will be known as Primary Care Networks and our specific group will be called The Central West Primary Care Network.
The surgeries represented will be Adelaide Street Practice (including the Harris Medical Centre & Gorton Street Surgery), St Paul’s Medical Centre, and South King Street Medical Centre. This will then cover a population of around 35000 patients. The elected Clinical Director for the network is a Dr Colin Scott (St Pauls Medical Centre). There is currently no elected PCN manager, however, Lynsey Beniston (WREN PCN) is supporting the service on a temporary basis.
The first joint project was population health management and further information on this can be found on our population health page.
Further information on primary care networks can be found on the NHS England website; https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/primary-care-networks/
The Central West Primary Care Network offers extended hours appointments across all four of the network surgeries.
We highly recommend, for continuity of care reasons, that whenever possible you see a GP from your own practice. The appointments are pre-bookable only. This is not an emergency drop in service.
The extended hours are offered in each surgery as follows:
|Adelaide Family Practices
|Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
|St Paul’s Medical Centre
|Wednesday Mornings, 7:00am – 8:00am;
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
|South King Street Medical Centre
|Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 7:00pm;
Thursday Mornings, 7:30am – 8:00am;
Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm – 7:00pm.