The Federation has two Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which are led by our Clinical Directors who have been voted in by their Member Practices.

PCNs are a key part of the NHS long term plan with all general practices being required to be in a network by June 2019. PCNs are based on general practice registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. They should be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and healthcare professionals, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between general practices and others in the local health and social care system.

This short NHS England animation explains the concept of PCNs and how this new way of working enables health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients.


 “We aspire to be a leading GP Provider Federation, run by clinicians for the benefit of our local SmartCare population. We will achieve this by working with patients and partners to ensure that general practice remains resilient, sustainable and independent to deliver high quality services for all of our patients”