Our five GP practices have joined forces to make sure every resident in our area can benefit from resilient, accessible, high quality healthcare both now and in the future. Our name for this is the Newcastle North Primary Care Network.
Although our practices still operate independently, we are now providing certain services together. This includes evening and weekend appointments, our Covid vaccination campaign and some services.
It’s a new name for us but it’s really about providing you with the right services, by the right people, at the right time for many more years to come
Why were Primary Care Network’s (PCN’s) set-up?
In January 2019 NHS England published a 10 year plan for the NHS. It was designed to tackle three key issues:
A Primary Care Network (PCN) is a group of GP Practices working together, with local providers, community services, social care and the voluntary sector, to offer a more personalised and co-ordinated health service to the local population.
Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS.
We will be working alongside physiotherapists, clinical pharmacists, dietitians, social prescribers and physician’s assistants to deliver a holistic approach to healthcare, with a strong focus on prevention and personalised care.
The geographical area covered by our Network is the combined practice areas of Audley, Kidsgrove (H), Kidsgrove (R), Talke and Heathcote Street- these practice areas overlap and provide a single confluent geographical area.
Audley Health Centre
Church Street, Audley. ST7 8EW.
Heathcote Street Surgery
2 Heathcote Street, Chesterton. ST5 7EB
Dr Harbidge and Partners
Kidsgrove Medical Centre, Kidsgrove. ST7 4AY
Mount Road Practice
Kidsgrove. ST7 4AY
High Street, Talke Pits. ST7 1QQ.
Patients will continue to be registered at their existing practice which will remain their main point of contact for their care.