Primary Care Network

A Primary Care Network (PCN) is an integral part of NHS England.


A Primary Care Network  (PCN) is an integral part of NHS England.

Primary Care Networks  were introduced into the National Health Service in England as part of the NHS Long Term Plan  and form the building blocks of Integrated Care Systems.

A Primary Care Network consists of a group of GP Practices  working together with a range of local Health Care Providers  (pharmacy, mental health, social care, community and voluntary sector).

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.

For further information on Primary Care Networks, see the NHS England website at: Primary care networks.

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Primary Care Networks
Short name PCN