Here at Medway South PCN, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in providing better care for everyone within our network. Our decision-making process is informed by evidence based research and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships with our patients and the systems that support them. In doing so we hope to make a positive impact in everything we do.
To support and enhance the quality of life and health for our population in Medway South and grow and develop our staff to promote healthy living.
To use collaboration and innovation to provide the best care for our community to improve and support patient and staff health and well-being.
Medway South PCN is made up of the following practices:
Medway South PCN covers a registered population of just over 50,000 patients. Key priorities for this year include continuing to deliver the Coronavirus Vaccination Programme and implementing key programmes of work including; supporting our care homes, early cancer diagnosis and supporting patients with learning disabilities.
We will also continue to recruit to additional roles to expand our teams of; clinical pharmacists, first contact physiotherapists, mental health nurses, health and wellbeing coaches and social prescriber roles to support our local population. These additional roles help us to provide the right care at the right time, from the right professional. The following video produced by NHS East of England helps to explain these additional roles:
We will continue to work with our community partners including Medway Council, Medway Hospital, Medway Community Health and Kent and Medway Partnership Trust, as well as local voluntary organisations to wrap care around our local population needs.
What are Primary Care Networks (PCNs)? - PCNs build on current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively providing care for the people and communities they serve. PCNs usually have a 30-50k population and are geographically contiguous (next to or touching another). You can read the NHS England PCN FAQs here