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.
Our enhanced network for primary care is the only network bringing together primary care with the rest of the healthcare system.
Primary care together
Our Primary Care 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.
Empowered, connected and respected
Exploring what is needed to develop a robust, resilient and thriving future for primary care.
18 September 2023
GP Contract changes 2023/24: what you need to know
Primary Care Network summary and analysis of changes to the GP Contract in 2023/24.
9 March 2023
Understanding the primary care research landscape
Enabling primary care researchers to find support and potential partners.
5 April 2023
Primary care hubs: the importance of starting with population health needs
Lessons from Leeds and Herefordshire, where hubs have been developed to suit local population health needs.
5 October 2023 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
We're going to need a bigger boat
Navigating uncertain seas to reach the longer-term vision for primary care.
18 September 2023
What I have learned about embedding mental health practitioners in primary care
How the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme is supporting redesign of mental health services around primary care networks.
19 June 2023
NHS Confederation responds to the latest data on GP appointments
Ruth Rankine, director of primary care at the NHS Confederation, responds to the latest GP appointment figures for July.
31 August 2023
NHS Confederation responds to increase in primary care staffing
Ruth Rankine respondes to news of an increase of 26,000 professionals working in primary care since March 2019
22 May 2023