Hatfield Primary Care Network (PCN)
What are PCNs for?
To provide new, easily accessible services that meet the changing needs of people in the local area. There is a particular focus on helping the increasing number of people with long-term conditions manage their health and promoting positive, preventative healthcare.
How long have PCNs existed?
Since 2019, when they were introduced alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and the revised GP contract.
What does it mean for patients?
There is a broader range of specialist services that are now easily accessible through GP practices and tailored to the specific needs of the patients. It also means patients will get to the best person to help them sooner.
What does it mean for practices?
There are clear and consistent pathways for practices to refer patients to the specialist services that patients need.