GP practices in Lewisham
Please see the map below of GP practices in Lewisham – further information can be found here
Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
Primary care and community care are at the heart of the NHS Long-Term plan. The plan sets out an ambition for all GP practices to come together with neighbouring and associated practices in 'Primary Care Networks' (PCN) to meet the needs of local populations.
In line with national guidance, PCNs are much more than clusters of general practice. It is about groups of practices coming together locally in partnership with community services, social care and other providers of health and care services around the needs of local patients.
As part of a PCN, GPs will be able to recruit multi-disciplinary teams, including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, physician associates and social prescribing support workers, freeing up family doctors to focus on the sickest patients. In the first year of the PCN contract, the focus will be on optimising current services across the network, such as the provision of extended opening hours for local practices and the development clinical pharmacists and social prescribing link workers. It is expected that the capability and capacity of PCNs will build over the next five years of the contract to deliver fully integrated community-based care that meets the needs of our local populations.
6 PCNs have been agreed across Lewisham and the contracts formalising these arrangements between local GP practices, went live on 1 July 2019.
Please see the map below of PCN arrangements in Lewisham.
Page updated 12.07.2019