Blackpool South Primary Care Network

South Shore Primary Care, Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1TJ

We are open today but for pre-booked appointments only.

Welcome to Blackpool South Primary Care Network

 

What is a Primary Care Network?

The definition of a Primary Care Network is to enable the provision of proactive, accessible, coordinated and more integrated primary and community care improving outcomes for patients.

They are formed around natural communities based on GP registered lists, serving populations of around 30,000 to 50,000.

Blackpool South Primary Care Network

The Blackpool South Primary Care Network was formed in May 2019; we are a collaboration of 4 GP Practices, Highfield Surgery, Stonyhill Medical Practice, Arnold Medical Centre and Abbey Dale Medical Centre serving a population of registered patients on our list equating to approximately 37,000 patients.

Networks need to be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact through deeper collaboration between practices.

What will change for you?

Partnership working enables patients to access additional health services provided within the PCN GP practices.

You may not notice much change to begin with, but over time you will see a wider range of services becoming available in your GP practice or at another practice within your PCN.

Some of the staff we have access to within our PCN work across all of the sites or can be referred to

Health Visitors Provide care and advice for the pre-school and school aged children.  They can be contacted by telephoning 01253 951641
Midwives Available to all pregnant patients and in the immediate time after giving birth.  They can be contacted by telephoning 01253 957688
Community Matrons and District Nursing Team They are part of our local hub.  They can be contacted on 01253 951225 or you can be referred by your GP surgery.  They are able to refer patients to social services or other agencies for care and advice.  District Nurses also nurse terminally ill patients who wish to remain in their own home
Social Prescriber They give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.  Patients are referred by their GP surgery
First Contact Physiotherapist Works across all the 4 Practices doing both telephone and face-to-face appointments for newly presenting problems only.  Speak to a member of reception to book in with them.
Mental Health Practitioner Works across all the 4 Practices doing both telephone and face-to-face appointments.  Speak to a member of reception to book in with them.
Podiatrist

 

Works across all the 4 Practices doing face to face appointments. Speak to a member of reception to book in with them.
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