Primary care networks

What are primary care networks?

GP practices are working together in their areas in groups of practices as primary care networks (PCNs) with health, community, mental health, social care, and voluntary services.

Each of the PCNs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are based on GP registered patient lists. They serve communities of 30,000 to 50,000 people. PCNs are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both people and GPs. They are also large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between GP practices and others in the local health and social care system.

PCNs are led by clinical directors who may be a:

  • GP
  • general practice nurse
  • clinical pharmacist
  • other clinical profession working in general practice

Watch the video below to find out more about the concept of PCNs and how they help services work together to provide better access for patients.

Primary care networks in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Our PCNs are broken down by integrated care area (ICA).

Download a map of PCNs in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (PDF, 596 KB) .

West

1. Penwith

Population of 67,019. The clinical director is Dr Dan Rainbow.

  • Atlantic Medical Group (L82038): 11,875 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Bodriggy Health Centre (L82036): 12,314 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Marazion Surgery (L82047): 7,589 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Morrab Surgery (Y01051): 9,357 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Rosmellyn Surgery (Y01050): 7,429 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Stennack Surgery (Y01922): 11,890 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Sunnyside Surgery (L82070): 6,565 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

2. Isles of Scilly and south Kerrier

Population of 33,697. The clinical director is Dr James Tait.

  • Helston Medical Centre (L82018): 14,254 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Isles of Scilly Health Centre (L82017): 2,446 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Meneage Street Surgery (L82059): 5,675 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Mullion and Constantine Group Practice (L82056): 8,368 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • St Keverne Health Centre (L82057): 2,954 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

3. North Kerrier west

Population of 38,883. The clinical director is Dr Matthew Whiteley.

  • Carn to Coast Health Centres (L82041): 30,393 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Praze-an-Beeble Surgery (L82068): 8,490 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

4. North Kerrier east

Population of 25,294. The clinical director is Dr Tamsin Craze.

  • Leatside Health Centre (L82042): 16,526 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Veor Surgery (L82044): 8,768 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

Central

5. Falmouth and Penryn

Population of 49,606. The clinical directors are Dr Mark Morris and Dr Isabel Boyd.

  • Falmouth Health Centre (L82049): 9,957 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Penryn Surgery (L82006): 21,617 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Trescobeas Surgery (L82052): 10,737 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Westover Surgery (L82622): 7,295 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

6. Truro

Population of 37,356. The clinical director is Dr Neil McKay

  • Lander Medical Practice (L82001): 19,534 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Three Spires Medical Practice (L82028): 17,822 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

7. Coastal

Population of 29,488. The clinical director is Dr Kate Embling.

  • Carnon Downs Surgery (L82061): 6,082 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Chacewater Surgery (L82015): 6,649 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Perranporth Surgery (L82013): 7,804 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • St Agnes Surgery (L82054): 8,953 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

8. Arbennek Health

Population of 32,453. The clinical director is Dr Rawlins Murthy.

  • Brannel Surgery (L82011): 5,853 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Clays Practice (L82051): 13,265 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Probus surgery (L82045): 9,476 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Roseland Surgeries (L82048): 3,859 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

9. St Austell Healthcare

Population of 37,358. The clinical director is Dr Stewart Smith.

  • Mevagissey Surgery (L82025): 4,850 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • St Austell Healthcare (Y04957): 32,508 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

10. Watergate

Population of 49,435. The clinical director is Dr Dominic Brown.

  • Narrowcliff Surgery (L82029): 16,095 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Newquay Health Centre (Y02517): 16,485 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Petroc Group Practice (L82023): 16,855 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

North and east

11. Three Harbours and Bosvena Health

Population of 43,907. The clinical directors are Dr Dale Staff and Dr Richard Cockshott.

  • Bosvena Health (L82010): 23,833 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Fowey River Practice (L82035): 8,217 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Lostwithiel Medical Practice (L82039): 5,172 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Middleway Surgery (L82026): 6,685 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

12. North Cornwall coast

Population of 21,370. The clinical director is Dr Rebecca Walker

  • Bottreaux Surgery (L82058): 4,749 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Port Isaac Practice (L82003): 8,721 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Practice (L82004): 7,900 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

13. Coast and country

Population of 16,970 in Cornwall. The clinical director is Richard Tingay

  • Bradworthy Surgery (L83012): 3,068 people registered (Devon). Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Neetside Surgery (Y01127): 6,254 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Ruby Country Medical Group (Holsworthy Medical Centre) (L83069): 15,393 people registered (Devon). Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Ruby Country Medical Centre (Stratton) (L82008): 10,716 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

14. East Cornwall

Population of 72,173. The clinical director is Dr Smitesh Patel.

  • Oak Tree Surgery (L82016): 16,818 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Old Bridge Surgery (L82022): 9,862 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Port View Surgery (L82066): 6,882 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Quay Lane Surgery (L82043): 4,562 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Rame Group Practice (Y00969): 11,909 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Rosedean Surgery (L82050): 9,841 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Saltash Health Centre (L82046): 12,299 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

15. Launceston and Tamar Valley

Population of 35,824. The clinical director is Dr Amit Dhulkotia and Dr Jenny Early

  • Launceston Medical Centre (L82030): 18,921 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Tamar Valley Health Centre (L82012): 16,903 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

16. Practices not yet in a PCN

Population of 12,815.

  • Camelford Medical Practice, (Veor) (L82007): 6,626 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.
  • Harris Memorial Surgery (L82620): 6,189 people registered. Correct as of 1 January 2024.

Practice list sizes correct as of 1 January 2024.

NHS England network contract

Each PCN is working hard to deliver on the national NHS England network contract that commenced in July 2019 and continues to March 2024.

This includes the following areas of focus:

  • anticipatory care
  • cardiovascular disease prevention and diagnosis
  • enhancing health in care homes
  • early diagnosis of cancer
  • neighbourhood inequalities
  • personalisation
  • structured medication review

Additional roles reimbursement scheme

PCNs are recruiting staff through the additional roles reimbursement scheme to help deliver the requirements of the network contract. To complement the additional work of delivery on this network contract, PCNs are recruiting a range of staff, including the following roles:

  • advanced practitioner
  • care coordinator
  • chiropodist or podiatrist
  • clinical pharmacist
  • community paramedic
  • dietician
  • digital and transformation lead
  • first contact physiotherapist
  • GP assistant
  • health and wellbeing coach
  • mental health worker
  • nursing associate
  • occupational therapist
  • pharmacy technician
  • physician associate
  • social prescribing link worker
  • trainee nursing associate

Page last reviewed: 7 February 2024

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