The new GP contract was published in early 2019 as part of the Long Term Plan. A key element of the new contract was the development of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which have brought GP practices together with other local services – such as community, mental health, social care and the voluntary sector to look after local populations. PCNs are helping to join up services at a local level, focusing on the specific needs of these local populations, with patients still accessing routine GP appointments as they do now.
Eastbourne East PCN is an NHS collaboration between 3 GP Practices who are working together to provide extended services. The practices which make up our PCN are:
- Harbour Medical Practice - Click here to view the practice website
- Princess Park Health Centre (Sovereign Practice) - Click here to view the practice website
- Stone Cross Surgery - Click here to view the practice website
If you would like to contact us by post please write to Eastbourne East PCN at the Following Address:
Eastbourne East PCN - C/O The Harbour Medical Centre, 1 Pacific Drive, Sovereign Harbour North, Eastbourne, East Essex, BN23 6DW
What are Primary Care Networks?
PCNs build on current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively providing care for the people and communities they serve. PCNs are in place across the country and there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians. PCNs usually have a 30-50k population and are geographically contiguous (next to or touching another). All GP practices in our area have signed up to be a member of a PCN. You can read the NHS England PCN FAQs here and view the BMA PCN handbook (March 2019) here.