North and east integrated care area

About the north and east ICA

The north and east integrated care area (ICA) covers a population of approximately 195,600 and is located in the north and east of Cornwall.

The north and east ICA is the place-based geography that consists of:

  • adult social care
  • adult community services (including mental health)
  • primary care networks (PCNs)
  • public health
  • voluntary sector

Working together for the benefit of the population of north and east Cornwall will be vital to make the best use of resources.

Primary care networks in the north and east ICA

There are 5 PCNs within the north and east ICA and these are listed below with the GP practices that are included within them.

Coast and country

This PCN has approximately 16,700 Cornish patients from the 2 Cornish practices within the PCN:

This PCN also has GP practices in Devon:

The clinical directors for this PCN are Dr Chloe Carey (GP at a Devon practice) and Dr Harpeet Jones-Pahdi.

East Cornwall

This PCN has approximately 71,700 patients from the 7 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

The clinical director for east Cornwall PCN is Dr Penny Atkinson.

Launceston and Tamar Valley

This PCN has approximately 35,900 patients from the 2 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

The clinical directors for this PCN are Dr Amit Dhulkotia and Dr Jennifer Early.

North Cornwall Coast

This PCN has approximately 21,400 patients from the 3 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

The clinical director for this PCN is Dr Beth McCarron.

Three Harbours and Bosvena

This PCN has approximately 43,200 patients from the 4 GP practices within the PCN and covers the populations of:

The clinical directors for this PCN are Dr Dale Staff and Dr Michael Waldron.

Areas not involved with a PCN

There are 2 GP practices not yet involved with a PCN:

Hospitals in the north and east ICA

The area is rural with significant distances for people to travel to the main hospitals in Truro, Plymouth and Barnstable. The geography also provides challenges in accessing outpatient services, x-ray and travel times for urgent out of hours and emergency services.

Page last reviewed: 12 July, 2022

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