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Welcome to Chester South Primary Care Network

Chester South PCN is a collaboration between four general practices across South Chester with a combined population of just over 34,000 local people.

Although our practices still operate independently, we are now providing certain services together. These include a Social Prescribing Service offered by our Well-Being Co-ordinator and Social Prescribing Link Worker, Direct Access Physio Service and Direct Access Low Level Mental Health Service.

We will be working in partnership across the health and care sector to offer more of the services needed by our Chester South Primary Care Network registered population.

It’s a new name for us, but it’s really about providing you with the right services, by the right people, at the right time for many more years to come.

Throughout our website, you’ll find more information about our practices, our joint work, and how you can get involved.
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What are we working on?

The Chester South PCN is already developing new approaches and offering new services based on what our local population need. Longer term, this will help us work together to recruit staff that can compliment the needs of our patients and offer a clearly defined range of services to patients across our practices.
Patient Services

What is a Primary Care Network?

Primary Care Networks (PCN) have been created to provide proactive, coordinated care to their local populations, in different ways to match different people’s needs, with a strong focus on prevention, population health and personalised care. This means supporting patients to make informed decisions about their own health and care and connecting them to a wide range of statutory and voluntary services to ensure they can access the care they need first time.
Watch a short animation from NHS England that explains how PCNs work here.

How will the PCN impact our patients?

  • Over time patients will see a range of new clinical services available in their local GP surgery.
  • You may be offered an appointment or be seen by a range of different health professionals which your GP feels are best able to meet your needs.
  • You may also see a greater focus on prevention with more attention on community-based activities that will help people live healthier lives.
  • Some longer GP consultations – up to 20 minutes – if your GP thinks you need one.
  • Same-day emergency appointments or phone consultations when you need them, not next week.
  • Different types of appointments – telephone, online and digital consultations where a tap and a click could save you a trip.

Our PCN Team

Our Chester South Primary Care Network management team, led by our clinical director, , have set the Vision, Mission, Values, and Objectives of our Primary Care Network which can be viewed below.
Meet the Team

Our Vision

Our vision is to work collaboratively with a team of healthcare providers and commissioners to deliver a high level of integrated, seamless, and responsive care to our patient population; improving patient outcomes by ensuring patients are central to our care decision making.

Our Values

  • Working together for patients
  • Compassion
  • Respect and dignity
  • Improving lives
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Everyone counts

Our Mission

Our mission as a board is to ensure that we will work together for the benefit of our communities to provide high quality care within the resources that we have available.

Our Objectives

  • Enhance the quality & range of services offered in primary care
  • Improve patient experience and outcomes through integrated working
  • Improve access to services, offering a range of appointment types and inter-practice working
  • Ensure the sustainability of general practice
  • Integrate with other services, such as community services, mental health services, social care & the voluntary sector, to create more cohesive services for patients
  • Support staff & their wellbeing