Primary Care networks
Launched on Monday 1 July 2019, Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices working closely together with other primary and community care staff and health and care organisations to provide integrated services to their local populations.
The initiative comes alongside efforts to recruit more GPs and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan launched in January 2019.
Each network has appointed a clinical director, and, during 2019/20, will have access to funding for a clinical pharmacist and a social prescribing link worker, followed by funding for other roles from 2021 onwards.
With seven networks having launched in Barnet, detailed below are the population sizes and Clinical Directors for each network.
As a patient you will remain registered at your local practice, be able to see a GP as before, use the same telephone number and access the same health and care services.
- Network 1D
- Clinical Directors: Dr Narishta Sebastianpillai and Dr Swati Dholakia
- Population: 58,724
- Network 1W
- Clinical Director: Dr Aashish Bansal
- Population: 35,287
- Network 2
- Clinical Director: Dr Claire Hassan
- Population: 59,229
- Network 3
- Clinical Directors: Dr Nufar Wetterhahn and Dr Alexis Ingram
- Population: 118,015
- Network 4
- Clinical Directors: Dr Kavel Patel and Dr Sharif Anwar
- Population: 46,225
- Network 5
- Clinical Director: Dr Nayeem Azim
- Population: 60,091
- Network 6
- Clinical Directors: Dr Luisa Pettigrew
- Population: 47,794
For more information please refer to NHS England’s Frequently Asked Questions which are available below:
- Topics include: general background, working arrangements, funding, contracting, the setup of networks, governance, development support, wider system and future planning and further information and next steps.
- Topics include: the setup of the networks, governance, funding, contracting, GP Federations, development support and estates.