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Wisbech Primary Care Network

Wisbech Primary Care Network

Primary Care Networks, or PCNs for short, are a key part of the NHS long term plan which involves local practices collaborating together to improve the physical health, mental health and well-being of it's patients. These local networks will provide the structure and funding to create local initiatives and services based on it's patients health needs which have been established through rigorous research. Networks will comprise of a variety of qualified staff including GPs, clinical pharmacists, district nurses, social prescribers, dementia workers and volunteers.

The Wisbech PCN covers the patients within the Wisbech area and the surrounding villages. If you are registered with one of the following practices then you are a patient of the Wisbech Primary Care Network:

Our Aim

Our aim is simple: to improve the health and well-being of patients within the network. To achieve this we will work together and share resources in order to fulfill the health needs for our patients. 

Additional work will be done to ensure that suitable services have been created and that new, more effective models of providing care are integrated across the network. For further details of the PCN services available to our patients, please see our PCN Services page. 

Our Vision Statement

  1. Collaboration - The PCN is made up of its member practices; all practices will work collaboratively and have a clear idea of what to expect from the PCN and what the responsibilities of each practice are to ensure the best health care for our registered patients with the resources available. 
  2. Respecting Diversity - As more funding becomes available for Primary Care through PCNs it is inevitable that the different practices will need to adopt joint collaborative working in many areas. The different practices will have a different culture, ethos and long standing different ways of providing care to their patients; these will be respected allowing patients a choice of practice to register with. 

  3. Innovation - The PCN will continuously strive to explore new ways of working, to provide excellent, efficient and timely care to its registered patients with the resources available. 

  4. Learning and Sharing - The PCN will learn from its constituent practices and other organisations to provide excellent care to it's registered patients. In addition it will share any new models of care developed with other PCNs and Primary Care organisations. 

Our Patient Demographic and Statistics

Currently Wisbech has a wide patient demographic, with people of varying ages, races and nationalities. For more information and breakdown of the local demographic and statistics please click here

Who are our Patients? 

Wisbech is home to a wide patient demographic; people of varying ages, races, ethnicities as well as different socio-economic backgrounds. As a network it is important that we understand who our patients are so that we can provide appropriate treatment and develop new services that will cater to improving our patient's healthcare.

Below is a background of the demographic within the Wisbech PCN:

Total number of patients within the PCN (as of April 2019) = 50,424

Age Ranges:

  • 0 - 4 years - 2669 patients (5.3%)
  • 5 - 14 years 5390 patients (10.7%)
  • Under 18 years - 9566 (19.0%)
  • 16 - 64 years - 31697 (62.9%)
  • 65+ years - 10145 (20.1%)
  • 75+ years - 4575 (9.1%)
  • 85+ years - 1312 (2.6%)

Ethnicity:

  • White British % - 86.1%
  • White Other % - 11.2%
  • Mixed % - 0.9%
  • Black % - 0.4%
  • Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani - 0.6%
  • Chinese - 0.6%
  • Other - 0.2%

For more information on the demographics and health statistics within the network, please download our Wisbech PCN demographic information by clicking here

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.

 

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