We Are Committed to Your Health
Registered Darlington Primary Care Network Patients
Our key purpose:
Working to improve the health of the whole population registered at our member Practices, including tackling health inequalities.
Increasing resilience in Primary care. Working together in new ways to manage rising demand.
The Kings fund:
“Primary care networks (PCNs) form a key building block of the NHS long term plan. Bringing general practices together to work at scale has been a policy priority for some years for a range of reasons, including improving the ability of practices to recruit and retain staff; to manage financial and estates pressures; to provide a wider range of services to patients and to more easily integrate with the wider health and care system.
While GP practices have been finding different ways of working together over many years – for example in super-partnerships, federations, clusters and networks – the NHS long-term plan and the new five year framework for the GP contract, published in January 2019, put a more formal structure around this way of working, but without creating new statutory bodies.’’