Primary care networks (PCNs) build on the core work of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for our communities. They are crucial to the development of integrated care systems (ICSs) and in meeting the ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan.
We continue to experience reduced capacity due to sickness across our GP team and will continue to do so at least until the end of February. All appointment requests are triaged by a GP and appointments are allocated according to clinical need. There may be times that we have to switch eConsult off on-line to help us manage demand. We will continue to take requests over the telephone or at our front desk but we may have to restrict requests to urgent medical problems only.