West Wandsworth Primary Care Network
What is a Primary Care Network?
A Primary Care Network or PCN, is a group of GP practices working closely together, alongside other healthcare professionals and voluntary sector organisations. They provide care to their local communities by offering a wider range of collaborative services within one area.
What are Primary Care Network designed to do?
PCNs have been created to serve local communities of around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. They are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better integration between practices and others in the local health and social care system.
PCNs are key to bringing practices together to work at scale. Their funding provides the opportunity to recruit a more diverse skill mix into general practice, through recruitment of roles such as Physician Associates, First Contact Physiotherapists, Social Prescribers and Practice Pharmacist support.
Which practices make up our Primary Care Network?
The West Wandsworth PCN consist of 4 practices, these are:
- Danebury Avenue Surgery
- Putneymead Group Medical Practice
- The Alton Practice
- The Roehampton Surgery
|Danebury Avenue Surgery |
351 Danebury Avenue, London SW15 4DU
020 3370 4723
|Open (Surgery) Mon 08:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 18:30 Mon – Tue 08:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 18:30 Wed 08:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 20:00 Thu – Fri 08:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 18:30 Sat 09:00 – 12:00|
|Putneymead Group Medical Practice |
266 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6TQ
020 8788 0686
|Open (Surgery) Mon 08:00 to 19:30 Mon – Thu 08:00 – 19:30 Fri 08:00 – 18:30 Sat 08:00 – 11:30 Hours may be subject to change|
|The Alton Practice |
208-210 Roehampton Lane, London SW15 4LE
020 8788 4844
|Open (Surgery) Mon: 08:00 – 20:00* Tues: 08:00 – 18:30 Weds: 08:00 – 18:30 Thurs: 08:00 – 18:30 Fri: 08:00 – 18:30 Sat: Closed Sun: Closed *Monday evening clinic from 18:30-20:00 is by appointment only. There is no walk-in service|
|The Roehampton Surgery |
91 Roehampton Lane, London SW15 4HN
020 8788 1188
|Open (Surgery) Mon 08:00 to 13:30, 14:30 to 1830 Mon – Thu 08:30 – 13:00 16:00 – 18:30 Fri 08:30 – 13:00 Hours subject to change|
The West Wandsworth PCN are passionate about their work and the community they serve. The practices know that sometimes the people they see at their clinics need more than they can offer, so they have teamed up to make sure they can offer the best possible support using all the skills in the local health system.
Local practices working together for the improvement of health and well-being in the individuals, families, and communities they serve. They value each person regardless of their unique difference and seek to offer services without any level of discrimination.
What PCNs means to you
New healthcare professionals, with specialist skills, have been recruited to work in the local surgeries. These appointments are in addition to those offered by your GP, increasing access to care.
In West Wandsworth, we have these additional professionals working in the surgeries
- Physician Associates – they are healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education who work alongside GP’s. They can help you with many of the problems that your GP can and work under the supervision of your own GP.
- First contact Physiotherapists – they offer appointments to assess and offer advice about joint or muscle problems. You can book an appointment directly though the surgery and do not need a referral from your GP.
- Social prescribers – They offer appointments to support people to improve their health and wellbeing, often through involvement in community groups and networks.
- Clinical Pharmacist – They offer appointments to discuss medication and can often support you managing your health conditions.
The PCN also supports Queen Mary’s Hospital, and through working with other local practices provides additional GP appointments there that can be booked through your surgery. Queen Mary’s Hospital is now providing COVID vaccinations for our patients.
The practices will work together over the coming months to ensure that everyone eligible gets the all-important Flu vaccination.
A priority for the PCN is the early diagnosis of cancer. During the pandemic many have delayed screening tests such as cervical smears, so we are working hard to make sure everyone has an opportunity to have these crucial tests.
The West Wandsworth PCN is led jointly by two Clinical Director’s – Dr Zoe Rose (Putneymead Group Medical Practice) and Dr Farwa Hasan (The Alton Practice).
Further information on PCNs can be found on the NHS England website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/primary-care-networks/