Primary Care Networks

What are they?

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet these needs, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary care networks.

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. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively care for the people and communities they serve. Where emerging primary care networks are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians.

Our Primary Care Network – Affinity Bristol Primary Care Network

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Our Primary Care Network is called Affinity. The four practices that comprise our network are Sea Mills Surgery, Greenway Community Practice, Fallodon Way Medical Centre and Westbury On Trym Medical Centre. Our network covers nearly 40,000 patients located in North West Bristol.

Sea Mills Primary Care Network colleagues include Joshua Moston (Clinical Pharmacist), Georgina Bates (Social Prescriber), Jenny Russe (Care-Coordinator) and Emily Coe (Pharmacy technician).

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