Since the NHS formed 70 years ago, the population of Wolverhampton has grown and residents are living longer. Some are managing one or more complex health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and asthma or need support with mental health and wellbeing.
Our aim for the future is to provide you with a seamless journey across organisations closer to home, making sure you, your family and carers have the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
That’s why GP practices are working with each other, and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services so you can receive the right help you need from your local health and social care services.
These are called Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Working together means there are bigger teams of staff, including GPs, nurses, pharmacists and mental health professionals. It also means services can stay open for longer to provide you, your family and carers with improved access to health and social care services in Wolverhampton.
In Wolverhampton there are six PCN sites:
- Unity East Network
- Unity West Network
- Wolverhampton Total Health
- Wolverhampton North Network
- Wolverhampton South East Collaborative
- The Royal Wolverhampton Trust PCN (Vertical Integration)
The networks of GPs working together in the six PCN sites are below:
This means if you’re registered at one of the practices above and you cannot get an appointment with your normal GP, you will be offered an alternative hub appointment at one of the other GP practices within the group. The appointments include evenings and weekends.
For further information please speak to your practice or visit your practice website.
To find out more about Primary Care Networks, please watch NHS England and NHS Improvement animation by clicking here