PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS

We are a member of a Primary Care Network (PCN).  This means we will be working closely with a number of Practices and health and care organisations to provide healthcare services to you.

Please see our organisational chart.

During the course of our work we may share your information with these Practices and health care organisations/professionals.  We will only share this information where it is necessary for healthcare purposes.

When we do this, we will always ensure that appropriate agreements are in place to protect your information and keep it safe and secure. This is also what the Law requires us to do.

Below is a list of the Primary Care Networks across the county. You can find out which organisations (including your GP practice) have come together to form a network and share healthcare information in order to deliver services;

Barrack Lane and Ivry St (BLISS) Primary Care Network
Barrack Lane Medical Centre
Ivry Street Medical Practice

Barrack Lane and Ivry St (BLISS) PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

Mid Suffolk Primary Care Network
Stowhealth
Combs Ford Surgery
Debenham Group Practice

Mid Suffolk PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

North West Ipswich Primary Care Network
Deben Road Surgery
Norwich Road Surgery
Chesterfield Drive Surgery

North West Ipswich PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

Felixstowe Primary Care Network
The Birches Medical Centre
Martlesham Heath Surgery
Haven Health 
Howard House
Grove Medical
Walton

Felixstowe PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

East Ipswich Primary Care Network
Dr Solway and Dr Mallick Practice
Ravenswood Medical Practice
Orchard Medical Practice

East Ipswich PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

North West Suffolk Primary Care Network
Fressingfield Medical Centre
Eye Health Centre
Mendlesham Health Centre

North West Suffolk PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

North East Ipswich Primary Care Network
Felixstowe Road Medical Practice
Two Rivers Medical Centre

North East Ipswich PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

North East Coastal Primary Care Network
The Leiston Surgery
Aldeburgh Church Farm Surgery
Saxmundham Health
Framlingham Medical Practice

North East Coastal PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

Orwell Primary Care Network
Burlington Road Surgery
Hawthorn Drive Surgery
The Derby Road Practice

Orwell PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

Bury St Edmunds Primary Care Network
Angel Hill Surgery
Swan Surgery
The Guildhall & Barrow Surgery
Mount Farm Surgery
Victoria Surgery

Bury St Edmunds PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

DHG South Primary Care Network
The Peninsula Practice
Little St John's Surgery
Wickham Market Medical Centre
Framfield House Surgery

DHG South PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

WGGL Primary Care Network
The Long Melford Practice
Wickhambrook Surgery
Glemsford Surgery
Clare Guildhall Surgery

WGGL PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

Forest Heath Primary Care Network
Reynard Surgery
Brandon Medical Practice
The Rookery Medical Centre
Orchard House Surgery
Oakfield Surgery
Forest Surgery
Lakenheath Surgery
Market Cross Surgery

Forest Heath PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

South Rural Primary Care Network
Hadleigh Health Centre
Holbrook and Shotley Surgery
Needham Market Practices 
Bildeston Health Centre
The Constable Country Rural Medical Practice

South Rural PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

If you would like to more information about Primary Care Networks and information sharing, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

 

First Contact Physiotherapists

The Peninsula Practice, Wickham Market Medical Centre, Little St Johns Surgery and Framfield House Surgery have been working together as part of the Deben Health Group (DHG) since 2012, and formed the DHG Primary Care Network (PCN) in 2019.

The PCN Board have created an on the day physiotherapy service to support patients across Deben Health Group and are pleased to announce that this service will launch Tuesday 1st September 2020.

Our Care Navigators can book a slot for patients, we recommend you contact your surgery in the normal way to use this physiotherapy service.  In most cases it is more clinically appropriate to be triaged and have a consultation with a Physiotherapist, who is better qualified to treat musculoskeletal and joint problems, rather than see a GP or Nurse Practitioner and then be referred and wait longer for appropriate help.

This service has been set up in partnership with Allied Health Professionals (Suffolk), initially appointments will take place over the phone during a 20 minute slot between 9.30am until 5.30pm Monday – Friday, with face to face consultations happening only where clinically necessary at Framfield House Surgery in Woodbridge. Any patient registered with a Deben Health Group surgery can book an appointment.

Bethany Scott, MCSP, BSc (Hons), MSc and Kyle Tanner MCSP, BSc (Hons), MSc are experienced physiotherapists who will initially phone triage patients (due to COVID) and arrange face to face appointments where clinically necessary. They can we can request further investigations, following an initial triage assessment and in consultation with your own GP.  

As this is a new service, we will be monitoring it carefully to check its progress and effectiveness over the coming months and your feedback would be welcomed to help us deliver the best provision to our DHG family. 

Feedback should be emailed in the first instance to Hannah.Mitchell26@NHS.net who will coordinate communication and report back to the PCN Board.

Kind Regards,

John Lynch (Dr)
PCN Clinical Director for the Deben Health Group

 

PCN Pharmacy Team

The PCN Pharmacy team is led by Bhargavi Guvvala, Lead Clinical Pharmacist. She is supported by Mohammed Yasin, Clinical Pharmacist along with Pharmacy Technicians, Victoria Phipps and Kayleigh Gilmore.

 

PCN Patient Co-ordinators

The PCN Patient Co-ordinators work with patients in need of additional support across the Deben Health Group PCN practices. They act as a central point of contact, developing personalised care and support plans. The team work alongside our social prescriber, Dominique Dale as well as other care service providers and link workers.

The team co-ordinate our MDT meetings and they are also setting up Group Consultations. The scope of the role doesn’t end there and the PCN Board is reviewing what could be achieved by this team as they move forward.

The team are primary based at Rendlesham Medical Centre but also spend time in the practice as well working closely with our surgery team at Little St John’s Surgery. The combined skills and experience of each team member is of huge benefit to the PCN, we see the work of the Patient Co-ordinators as integral to meeting our PCN targets in the coming months and years.

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