Primary care is the keystone of the NHS, providing high-quality responsive integrated care for patients in health and care systems.
Integral to the transformation and future of the NHS, our vision is for primary care to be valued, supported, well-resourced and empowered to drive innovation, improve population health and reduce health inequalities.
We have now launched our new enhanced network for primary care – the only network bringing together primary care with the rest of the healthcare system.
As a result, our primary care networks – the PCN Network and Primary Care Federation Network – have united, resulting in a new and powerful voice for the sector.
The network aims to:
connect and support primary care leaders in their role to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, enabling people to have longer, more fulfilling lives
maximise the influence and impact of primary care at neighbourhood, place and system level playing an ever-increasing partnership role in the design and delivery of personalised, integrated care
drive the future direction of primary care through inspiring excellence, developing leaders and change-makers, and positively transforming care.
It is open to:
- primary care networks (PCNs)
- GP federations
- any primary care provider.
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We've no current dates for online drop-in sessions to learn more about membership.
If you would like more details on membership, please email us and we will be happy to give you further information.
Read our membership flyers
Explore our different types of membership:
Primary care networks: three years on
The progress, challenges and successes of primary care networks (PCNs) since their establishment in July 2019.
4 November 2022
Next steps for integrating primary care
A summary of Dr Claire Fuller's report on the next steps for integrating primary care.
27 May 2022
GP federations – making the connection
Michael Smith explains the role of GP federations in making integrated working in primary care possible at scale and place.
28 March 2022
What has being a partner in general practice ever done for me?
For International Women’s Day, Sheinaz Stansfield reflects on the opportunities being an equal managing partner in a GP practice has given her.
8 March 2022
NHS Confederation responds to new GP practice-level data
Ruth Rankine comments on the upcoming publication of GP practice level data.
24 November 2022
Tangible solutions to addressing critical capacity gaps in primary care will not be fixed overnight
Ruth Rankine responds to the Health and Social Care Committee's report on the future of general practice.
19 October 2022
Watch: Delivering the early diagnosis of cancer PCN specification
A joint webinar with Cancer Research UK to improve understanding of the PCN specification requirements.
24 September 2020 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Watch: PCN vaccine planning tool webinar
A detailed look at the COVID-19 vaccine planning tool.
13 January 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT