Primary Care Network (PCN)

What are PCNs?

Primary Care Networks (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, and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) being required to commit recurrent funding to develop and maintain them.

The networks will have expanded neighbourhood teams which will comprise a range of staff such as GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community geriatricians, dementia workers and Allied Health Professionals such as physiotherapists and podiatrists/chiropodists, joined by social care and the voluntary sector’.

Under the plans, all general practices will be aligned to a PCN, covering 30,000-50,000 patients, with local Enhanced services funded by CCGs and provided through the new network contracts. The networks will provide the structure and funding for services to be developed locally, in response to the needs of the patients they serve. It is important that you are your team are fully involved in the work of your PCN.

CPE have a lot more information about PCNs on their website.

PCN Working with pharmacy (Final)

PCN Integration Leads for Community Pharmacy

The ICB has secured funding to recruit a Community Pharmacy PCN lead for each PCN.

The Community Pharmacy PCN Lead will work with a PCN Clinical Director (or designated contacts, GP practices, etc) and community pharmacies withing that PCN grouping, to promote and develop PCN integration in line with national and local priorities building strong relationships between GP practices and community pharmacies, enabling and driving collaborative working to provide excellent patient care and improving patient outcomes. For more information on the role see the below presentation.

Community Pharmacy PCN Lead – Expression of Interest 30062023 Final

The successful candidates will be asked to commit to two days per month over an 8-month period (September 2023 to April 2024).

If you are interested in participating in this great opportunity, please express your interest by completing the expression of interest form at by midnight, Tuesday, 29 August 2023.

As part of a regional pilot there are two leads already in place:

Ibrar Razaq – Integration Lead Bretton Park and Hampton

Iolanda Flamaropol-Cwiek – Integration Lead Peterborough and East


Our PCNs

Use this list to find out which PCN you have been assigned to – Pharmacy PCN list

This document shows you the GP practices, clinical directors, pharmacies and pharmacy leads in each PCN. – GP Practices and Pharmacies PCN list

The clinical director and manager information has been updated April 2022.

You should be in the same PCN as the surgery which supplies most of your prescriptions. If you think you have been assigned to the incorrect PCN please contact us on  07432 421630 or