Primary Care Networks

GP practices have begun working together alongside community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in the local area to form Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

PCNs signal a significant change in the way practices interact not only with each other, but the wider health and social care system.

This will enable care to be delivered to a defined patient population, in a different way to meet the needs of that population. This will be focused on prevention and personalisation of care, making best use of resources collectively.

Core characteristics of a PCN:

  • Partnerships of Practices working together and with other local health and care providers
  • PCNs are more than a collection of practices.
  • Typically, a defined patient population of at least 30,000 to 50,000.
  • Providing care in different ways to match different people’s needs
  • Focusing on prevention of illness and personalised care
  • Assess population health needs, making best use of collective resources
  • Greater resilience, more sustainable workload

The video below explains more:

The tables below provide a summary of the PCNs established in the Hartlepool and Stockton area:

PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name
Bankhouse Surgery 1001134,738Dr Jacqueline McKenzieOne Life Hartlepool
Chadwick Surgery
11930
Havelock Grange12797
PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name
Headland Medical Centre 548431,360Dr Carl ParkerHartlepool Health
McKenzie Group Practice18827
Wynyard Road Practice7049
PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name
Drs Koh & Trory575030,633Dr GH TroryHartlepool Network
Gladstone Surgery5535
West View Millennium Surgery6742
Hart Medical Surgery9254
Seaton Surgery3352
PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name
Woodlands Family Medical Centre1244951,578Dr Dhirendra GargStockton Primary Care Network
Dovecot Surgery4029
Densham Surgery4088
Riverside Practice4879
Arrival Medical Practice2360
Elmtree Surgery4596
Woodbridge Medical Practice19177
PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name 
Norton Medical Centre1762651,918Dr Nigel RobsinsonBillingham and Norton Primary Care Network
Kingsway Medical Centre9022
Marsh House Medical Centre8537
Roseberry Practice7836
Queenstree Practice3815
Melrose Medical Centre2601
Dr Rasool2481
PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name
Eaglescliffe Medical Practice1045251,852Dr Paul MulcroneBYTES PCN
Park Lane Surgery4555
Thornaby & Barwick Medical Group22042
Yarm Medical Practice14803
PCN [practice names]List size by practice as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS Digital)Combined list size as at 1st Jan 19' (NHS digital)Named Clinical DirectorPCN name
Queens Park Medical Centre1959945,708Dr Lucy FalcusNorth Stockton Network
Tennant Street Medical Practice14585
lma Street Medical Practice11524