The new GP contract was published in early 2019 as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. A key element of the new contract is the development of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which bring GP practices together with other local services – such as community, mental health, social care and the voluntary sector to look after local populations. PCNs help to join up services at a local level, focusing on the specific needs of these local populations, with patients still accessing routine GP appointments as they do now.
7 of the GP practices within our area have joined together to form the Primary Care Network. They are:
- Fairfield Surgery
- Ferry Road Health Centre
- Martins Oak Surgery
- Northiam Surgery
- Oldwood Surgery
- Rye Medical Centre
- Sedlescombe and Westfield Surgeries
Our surgery teams are working closely with each other, enjoying the ability to share expertise and resources, to develop new services. Our vision is to continue to improve the quality of care that we provide in alignment with the need of our patient population.