In 2019, the British Medical Association GP Committee and NHS England agreed, through national contract negotiations, on the development and roll-out of primary care networks (PCNs).
PCNs are groups of GP practices working closely together, with other primary, community care staff and health and care organisations, providing integrated services to their respective populations.
From July 1, 2020, there will be a change to the primary care network system in North Lincolnshire – with a new network being established.
Previously, there were three primary care networks covering North Lincolnshire. However, following recent changes, there will now be a fourth.
The added network will be called North Care Network and consists of Central Surgery Barton, Winterton Medical Practice and Bridge Street Surgery.
It is important to note, this will not affect any patients or the care they receive.