About Us

About us

What is a Primary Care Network?

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

To meet these needs, GP practices are working 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 (PCNs).

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Our Mission

Wandsworth PCN is comprised of six surgeries covering about 50000 patients. We currently work in partnership with St George’s Hospital on projects to improve medication safety. We work with the community pharmacy teams to provide electronic prescriptions and repeat medication delivery services for our patients. We have partnered with Surrey Physio to establish services of a First Contact Physio and Social Prescriber who work with the six practices. We have strong links with our Community Nursing Services and Mental health services and as a PCN group seek to continually provide feedback to improve these services. 

You may already be benefiting from being part of Wandsworth PCN.

If you’ve ever had an appointment with one of our Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Physician Associates or Social Prescribes then you have been able to receive specialist care from the most appropriate clinician to meet your needs.