A NEW way of working for GP surgeries across Hillingdon will be explained at a public meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 7-8pm at Brunel University.

In a bid to provide a more modern, joined-up health service, groups of neighbouring surgeries have formed Primary Care Networks (PCN) to start providing patients with a wider range of health and wellbeing services.

Eventually, PCNs will include a wider range of staff and services, including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, physician associates and social prescribing support workers. This will help to free up GP time to concentrate on more urgent patient needs.

This short animation explains the concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W19DtEsc8Ys  

Dr Ian Goodman, chair of Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Care needs for people in Hillingdon have changed over time, due to an ageing population, increase of long-term conditions and financial pressure.

“At the heart of each PCN is a strong local partnership with the community, hospitals, mental health services, local authority and voluntary services.

“PCNs will change the way patients receive care – making it more local and easier to access.”

Attendees are advised to book on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introducing-primary-care-networks-in-hillingdon-tickets-71636114547