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Primary Care Network (PCN)

What is a Primary Care Network?

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) build on the core work of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for our communities. 

When developed, PCNs will include:

  • GP services 

  • Pharmacies 

  • Community health services

  • Mental health services

  • Adult social care 

  • Voluntary organisations


What can you expect from your PCN

Primary Care Networks are recruiting extra healthcare professionals. New roles include Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Mental Health professionals, and Social Prescribing Link Workers. By introducing a greater skill mix, local people will get more access to the support they need. This will help them stay healthy and independent. See our services at Norton Place for more information about the roles that are available in this PCN. 

The ultimate aim is to deliver better health outcomes for the local population. Also, to reduce health inequalities. 

In the future, doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals will also work together to meet the needs of the patient. Their goal is to prevent illness. This will be part of a broader campaign. It will make people aware of the importance of taking better care of themselves. It will help them avoid future health issues.


We share a vision that surgeries will become the focal point for community services. They will deliver the best care for our population in purpose-built premises. We aim to achieve this by having teams that work well together. They know and respect each other’s roles, providing a happy and healthy workplace.   


Our values will drive the creation of the type of organisation that will allow us to provide great care to our patients.   


Internal Values:

  • Respect and Dignity

  • Honesty

  • Compassion

  • Communication  


External Values to achieve the above:

  • Patients will always come first.

  • Choice

  • Privacy and Confidentiality of information.

  • Individuality and Identity.  


NHS Long Term Plan

In July 2019, the NHS Long Term Plan suggested a new way to deliver health and care services. This prompted the establishment of the majority of PCNs. They published the plan in January 2019. The need to create a more joined-up, less fragmented approach to health and care has driven it. This makes it more personal and closer to where they live.


Meet the Team

Here at Southend East PCN, we take great pride in our team members. We're all here to give our patients the best care and advice possible.

Click Here to find out more about the PCN ARRS roles 

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