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 66,602. The clinical director is Dr Dan Rainbow.

  • Atlantic Medical Group (L82038): 11,821 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Bodriggy Health Centre (L82036): 12,006 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Marazion Surgery (L82047): 7,238 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Morrab Surgery (Y01051): 10,011 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Rosmellyn Surgery (Y01050): 7,314 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Stennack Surgery (Y01922): 11,951 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Sunnyside Surgery (L82070): 6,261 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Marazion Surgery.

2. Isles of Scilly and south Kerrier

Population of 33,925. The clinical director is Dr James Tait.

  • Helston Medical Centre (L82018): 14,020 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Isles of Scilly Health Centre (L82017): 2,432 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Meneage Street Surgery (L82059): 6,279 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Mullion and Constantine Group Practice (L82056): 8,243 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • St Keverne Health Centre (L82057): 2,951 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Mullion and Constantine Group Practice.

3. North Kerrier west

Population of 37,987. The clinical director is Dr Matthew Whiteley.

  • Carn to Coast Health Centres (L82041): 30,136 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Praze-an-Beeble Surgery (L82068): 7,851 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Carn to Coast Health Centres.

4. North Kerrier east

Population of 25,804. The clinical director is Tamsin Craze.

  • Leatside Health Centre (L82042): 16,869 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Veor Surgery (L82044): 8,935 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Veor Surgery.

Central

5. Falmouth and Penryn

Population of 48,552. The clinical directors are Dr Mark Morris and Dr Isabel Boyd.

  • Falmouth Health Centre (L82049): 9,367 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Penryn Surgery (L82006): 20,999 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Trescobeas Surgery (L82052): 10,838 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Westover Surgery (L82622): 7,348 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Penryn Surgery.

6. Truro

Population of 37,257. The clinical director is Dr Andy May.

  • Lander Medical Practice (L82001): 20,192 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Three Spires Medical Practice (L82028): 17,065 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Lander Medical Practice.

7. Coastal

Population of 28,854. The clinical director is Dr Kate Embling.

  • Carnon Downs Surgery (L82061): 6,059 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Chacewater Surgery (L82015): 6,381 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Perranporth Surgery (L82013): 7,732 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • St Agnes Surgery (L82054): 8,682 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Carnon Downs Surgery.

8. Arbennek Health

Population of 31,919. The clinical director is Dr Rawlins Murthy.

  • Brannel Surgery (L82011): 5,554 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Clays Practice (L82051): 13,258 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Probus surgery (L82045): 9,243 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Roseland Surgeries (L82048): 3,864 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Clays Practice.

9. St Austell Healthcare

Population of 37,076. The clinical director is Dr Stewart Smith.

  • Mevagissey Surgery (L82025): 4,937 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • St Austell Healthcare (Y04957): 32,139 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is St Austell Healthcare.

10. Watergate

Population of 49,294. The clinical director is Dr Dominic Brown.

  • Narrowcliff Surgery (L82029): 15,552 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Newquay Health Centre (Y02517): 16,694 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Petroc Group Practice (L82023): 17,048 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Watergate Primary Care Network Limited.

North and east

11. Three Harbours and Bosvena Health

Population of 43,426. The clinical directors are Dr Dale Staff and Dr Michael Waldron.

  • Bosvena Health (L82010): 23,559 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Fowey River Practice (L82035): 8,153 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Lostwithiel Medical Practice (L82039): 5,155 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Middleway Surgery (L82026): 6,559 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Wadebridge and Fowey River Practice.

12. North Cornwall coast

Population of 21,450. The clinical director is Dr Beth McCarron.

  • Bottreaux Surgery (L82058): 4,757 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Port Isaac Practice (L82003): 8,802 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Practice (L82004): 7,891 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Practice.

13. Coast and country

Population of 16,722 in Cornwall. The clinical director is Mark Eggleton.

  • Bradworthy Surgery (L83012): 2,975 people registered (Devon). Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Neetside Surgery (Y01127): 5,863 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Ruby Country Medical Group (Holsworthy Medical Centre) (L83069): 15,195 people registered (Devon). Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Ruby Country Medical Centre (Stratton) (L82008): 10,859 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Ruby Country Medical Group.

14. East Cornwall

Population of 72,004. The clinical director is Dr Penny Atkinson.

  • Oak Tree Surgery (L82016): 16,772 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Old Bridge Surgery (L82022): 9,911 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Port View Surgery (L82066): 6,767 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Quay Lane Surgery (L82043): 4,541 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Rame Group Practice (Y00969): 11,905 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Rosedean Surgery (L82050): 9,697 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Saltash Health Centre (L82046): 12,411 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Rame Group Practice.

15. Launceston and Tamar Valley

Population of 36,003. The clinical director is Dr Amit Dhulkotia.

  • Launceston Medical Centre (L82030): 19,076 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Tamar Valley Health Centre (L82012): 16,927 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

Payee for this PCN is Tamar Valley Health Centre.

16. Practices not yet in a PCN

Population of 12,815. The clinical director is Nick Kaye.

  • Camelford Medical Practice, Dr Nash (L82007): 3,619 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Churchfield Practice, Dr Garrod (L82618): 3,148 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.
  • Harris Memorial Surgery (L82620): 6,048 people registered. Correct as of 1 October 2022.

What is a payee practice?

A payee practice is the receiving practice for PCN funds. The payee practice distributes funds accordingly to the rest of the practices in their network.

Practice list sizes correct as of 1 January 2022.

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: 6 January, 2023

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