Meeting Invitation: Primary Care Networks in Kilburn and Brent
Date: Monday 18th March 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: St Luke’s Church, Fernhead Road, W9 3EJ
St. Luke’s is fully accessible. It is on the corner of Kilburn Lane and Fernhead close to Queen’s Park station. Buses 6, 36, 187 and 316 stop nearby. The Church Car Park may not be used, but on-street parking restrictions stop at 6.30pm.
Speakers: Dr MC Patel, Chair of Brent Clinical Commissioning Group & Mr. Sheraz Khan, Managing Partner at The Law Medical Group Practice
Refreshments from 6.30pm
You are hereby invited as a Patient of The Law Medical Group Practice, to come and learn about local plans and how these may effect services to you by your GP practice.
The healthcare landscape is an ever changing one, it seems not so long ago that we witnessed the formation of CCG's, the current and recent announced NHS Long term plan focuses on the establishment of Primary Care Networks, previously referred to as Primary Care Homes. Primary Care Networks focus on delivering care to populations of 30 - 50,000 patients.
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, BMA GP England Executive Team lead on workforce issues, talks about Primary Care Networks in a recent blog posted on the BMA website:
"PCNs will consist of a grouping of GP practices within a coherent geographical area, typically covering a population of 30-50,000 patients. Whilst the exact number is not something we should get fixated on, the underlying principle is that they should be small enough to still provide the personal care valued by both patients and practices, for practitioners working within it to have a reasonable chance of knowing the people they are working with, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through deeper collaboration between practices and others in the local health and social care system. Practices will also have opportunities to collaborate with other local primary and community services as part of PCNs, and build relationships with voluntary, secondary and tertiary services. This gives GPs the opportunity to lead a renewed primary healthcare team."
Full article available at: https://www.bma.org.uk/connecting-doctors/the_practice/b/weblog/posts/primary-care-networks-pcns
You can also view a very useful video animation on Primary Care Networks that has been produced by NHS England:
We are sure that you will have many questions about what local plans are being developed, what these will look like and how these may effect you, your families and the care that you receive.
So come along to the meeting where you will be able to get some information on the local plans.
A link to the flyer event can be found here http://bit.ly/2TgUdL5
For further information, or to confirm your attendance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Mar 4, 2019