9 GP Practices

73,000 Patients

We are a group of 9 General Practices in Rossendale, working together with our local primary care providers and community organisations to make it easier for our patients to access the healthcare they need.

What is a Primary Care Network?

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and we are living longer.  Many people are living with long-term conditions such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease or suffering with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet the needs of our changing population, GP practices work together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas, in groups of practices known as Primary Care Networks - or PCNs.

PCNs build on existing primary care services, allowing for more proactive, personalised, better coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people closer to home.  PCNs whilst being small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, are however, 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.

Watch this video to find out more: