Primary Care Network

What is a Primary Care Network – PCN?

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a model of team-based primary health care delivery. PCNs are groups of doctors working collaboratively with teams of health care professionals, such as nurses, dieticians and pharmacists, and voluntary sector, working together to meet primary health care needs in their communities

More information can be found at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W19DtEsc8Ys

Longton Health Centre is part of a Primary Care Network called Ribble Medical Group. GP Practices in our group Network are listed below:

Longton Health Centre

Longton

The Beeches Surgery                    

Longton

New Longton Surgery                   

New Longton

Lostock Hall Medical Practice     

Lostock Hall

Kingsfold Medical Centre            

Penwortham

St Fillans Medical Centre              

Penwortham

Fishergate Hill Surgery                  

Broadgate

First Contact Physiotherapist

Matthew Boyce is a welcome addition to our healthcare team providing First Contact Physiotherapy support to our patients. 

Matthew is based in the practice on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Please book online or via reception for a first contact telephone clinical assessment

Social Prescriber

Cheryl Galea is a Social Prescriber Link Worker from Age Concern who is working with the practice to provide support to our patients.

Cheryl is based in the practice on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Please contact reception if you would like to receive support from our Social Prescriber

Mental Health Practitioner

Karen Humes is a Mental Health Practitioner working with the practice seeing patients referred from the GPs offering mental health support and guidance in a safe and confidential environment within the practice.

Karen is based in the practice on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All appointments with Karen will be following a GP clinical assessment.

TAPP Programme

Jacob Humes is a Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioner (TAPP) working with the practice to offer support to our patients of all ages who may be experiencing issues around, but not limited to stress, low mood, anxiety, depression, reduced or low motivation, difficulty sleeping and poor general wellbeing.

Jacob is based in the practice on a Tuesday.

Please contact reception if you would like to receive support from our TAPP.

Primary Care Network Pharmacist

Victoria Gabbott is a primary care network pharmacist working as part of our practice pharmacy team to carry out structured medication reviews for our patients both within the community and care home settings.

Victoria is in practice on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Please contact reception if you have any medication or prescription queries.

Primary Care Network Nurse Associate

Jessica Kavanagh is a primary care network nurse associate working as part of our practice nursing team providing patient care for our patients both within the community and care home settings

Jessica is in practice every week day.

Please book online for all nurse review and associated appointments.