Your Local GP Network
What is a Primary Care Network?
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of practices working together to improve services to their patients. Our PCN is called SASSE 1. It is a collaborative project between Shepperton Medical Practice, Studholme Medical Centre, Sunbury Group Practice and Upper Halliford Medical Centre.
What are Primary Care Networks trying to achieve?
PCNs are working to make health services more focused around local communities, to improve the way primary healthcare teams work across the area, and to allow GPs and other primary care healthworkers develop new models of care for their patients and communities.
This video explains more: Primary Care Networks Animation – YouTube
The NHS will use data which you cannot be identified from when undertaking the planning and commissioning of local health and care services. This ‘de-identified data’ is effectively anonymised in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office Code of Practice, a summary of which is available at ICO: Anonymisation Code Summary.
If you do not wish for your de-identified data to be used for planning and commissioning of PCN services you are able to opt-out of this via the National Opt-Out – please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters for further details.