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Our PCN team helped patients over 20,000 times last year

Our PCN team helped patients over 20,000 times last year In 2023, our specialist Primary Care Network teams completed over 20,000 appointments, tasks, and contacts with patients in Gosforth and Jesmond. Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices working together using additional funding to provide extra services to meet patients’ needs. Our two PCNs … Continued

What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022

What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022 Primary Care Networks are playing an increasingly big role in general practice. Since 2019, Primary Care Networks – or PCNs – have allowed neighbouring GP practices to officially work together to provide better, more personalised health care to patients. is part of PCN, and working collaboratively with … Continued

Small changes can make a big difference to a healthy heart

Small changes can make a big difference to a healthy heart October has been National Cholesterol Month. It’s all about raising awareness and importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. Small changes can make a big difference to your cholesterol levels and heart health through your habit, diet and exercise.  What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a … Continued

Do you know your risk of developing Diabetes?

Do you know your risk of developing Diabetes? More people than ever are living with diabetes. Nearly 5 million people in the UK have some form of diabetes, including around 850,000 who are yet to be diagnosed. In 2006, the total number of people diagnosed with diabetes was 2.1 million, meaning new cases have more … Continued

What is NHS Screening, and how does it work?

What is NHS Screening, and how does it work? The NHS’s screening programme is a way to determine if people have an increased chance of specific health problems. The earlier these signs are detected, the sooner the NHS can offer management and treatment   Who is screening for? It is important to note that screening … Continued

Primary Care Networks: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Networks Here are some straightforward answers to some of the most common questions about Primary Care Networks.  What does PCN stand for?  A PCN is a Primary Care Network. Why do I need to know about PCNs?  There are two main reasons to tell patients about our network:  Firstly, … Continued