PCNs will help to integrate primary care with secondary and community services
Practices are working together in local networks to provide care at greater scale by sharing staff
PCNs offer a huge potential to integrate care and improve services for their patients
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, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary care networks.
Primary care networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.
East Lindsey Primary Care Network (ELPCN) covers a population of roughly 91000 patients registered with GP surgeries in the local area. Please see the map below for the full list of surgeries.
The team at ELPCN are working collaboratively to provide services in addition to those already found at your local GP practices. Primary care networks have the potential to benefit patients by offering improved access and extending the range of services available to them and by helping to integrate primary care with wider health and community services. East Lindsey Primary Care Network brings together a number of GP Practices, health and care partners, patient organisations and the voluntary sector across East Lindsey. Our aim is to transform patient and carer access to health and care information, services, self-help and guidance.
The ELPCN board is made up of Clinicians and Practice Managers from your GP practices. This local knowledge allows us to build and tailor the services to the needs of our area and to the needs of our patients.