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A new way of working launched in GP Practices to provide better care for local people in Hillingdon

13 September 2019

Local residents are warmly invited to an informative event on Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 7pm - 8pm at Brunel University to hear about a new way of working for GP surgeries across Hillingdon, aimed at providing a more modern, joined up health service.

Groups of neighbouring GP surgeries have formed Primary Care Networks (PCN) to start providing patients with a wider range of health and wellbeing services based around the needs of their local areas. Eventually PCNs will include a wide range of staff and services, including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, physician associates and social prescribing support workers. This will help to free up GP time to concentrate on more urgent patient needs.

PCNs brings health and social care closer to home and will help to make the NHS more efficient for patients and staff. It is part of the NHS Long Term Plan to transform physical, mental, emotional and social health care and make it more digitally driven.

This short animation explains the concept of primary care networks (PCNs) and how they will enable health and other services to work together to provide better access to services for patients

CCG Chair Dr Ian Goodman said: “Care needs for people living in Hillingdon has changed over time due to an ageing population, increase of long term conditions and financial pressure. To better meet the needs of our patients, our GP surgeries will be working innovatively together as PCNs to provide patients with a wide range of services in their local community.

At the heart of each PCN is strong local partnerships; with the community, hospitals, mental health services, local authority and voluntary services. PCNs will change the way patients receive care – making more it more local and easier to access the services people need.”

Attendees are advised to book via the Eventbrite website where further details of the venue will be provided.

For further queries, please contact the Communications and Engagement team on 01895 203012 or email HILLCCG.HCCGCommunications@nhs.net