Primary Care Networks

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices working together with other local organisations such as community health services, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services. They will support the needs of a growing population that is living longer and may need to access local health services more often.

Our GP practices have been working together for a number of years through locality networks, clusters and partnerships. The NHS Long Term Plan and the new five-year framework for the GP contract, published in January 2019, made this more formal without creating new statutory bodies.  PCNs were established from July 2019.

In practice PCNs will build on the work already undertaken and the current services offered by your GP practice. It will mean greater provision of proactive, personalised and coordinated care, as well as more integration between health and social care. This will provide clear benefits for patients and GPs.

PCNs are based on GP registered lists and typically serve communities of 30,000 to 50,000. There are some slightly smaller and some slightly larger than this, as is the case in the East Lincolnshire area.  They are designed to still provide the personalised care valued by patients, but be big enough to have impact and economies of scale through closer working.

All GP practices across the country have been encouraged to be part of a local PCN, with the aim that PCNs cover the whole country. In the East Lincolnshire area we have 100 percent patient population coverage via three PCNs – East Lindsey PCN, Skegness and Coast PCN, and Boston PCN – see the drop-down menus below for more detail.

East Lindsey Primary Care Network

Clinical Director: Dr Seng Keat Ko

James Street Family Practice
49 James Street
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 0JN
Phone: 01507 611122

GP Practices:

  • Binbrook Surgery
  • Caistor Health Centre
  • East Lindsey Medical Centre
  • Horncastle Medical Group
  • James Street Family Practice
  • Market Rasen Surgery
  • North Thoresby Surgery
  • Tasburgh Lodge
  • New Coningsby Surgery
  • The Wragby Surgery
  • Woodhall Spa New Surgery

Marsh Medical Practice – The practice is not part of a PCN currently however all patients registered with this practice are covered by the services offered through East Lindsey PCN.

Skegness and Coast Primary Care Network

Clinical Directors:

Dr Simon Lowe
The Marisco Medical Practice
Stanley Avenue
Mablethorpe
Lincolnshire
LN12 1DP
Phone: 01507 473483

And

Dr Ben Moore
Stickney Surgery
Main Road
Stickney, Boston
Lincolnshire
PE22 8AA
Phone: 01205 480237

GP Practices:

  • Beacon Medical Practice
  • Old Leake Medical Centre
  • Hawthorn Medical Practice
  • Marisco Medical Practice
  • Merton Lodge Surgery
  • Spilsby Surgery
  • Stickney Surgery

Boston Primary Care Network

Clinical Director: Dr Craig Kelly

Swineshead Medical Group
Fairfax House
Packhorse Lane
Boston
PE20 3JE
01205 820204

GP Practices:

  • Greyfriars Surgery
  • Kirton Medical Centre
  • Liquorpond Surgery
  • Parkside Medical Centre
  • Swineshead Surgery
  • The Sidings Medical Practice

The animation below explains the concept of PCNs and how this new way of working allows health and other services to work together to provide better access for you:

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