Church Street Surgery

30a Church Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire , CM23 2LY | Tel: (01279) 657636 - Please call NHS 111 after 18.30 (we are also closed weekends and Bank Holidays)

Thorley Health Centre, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 4EG - Please call NHS 111 after 18.30 (we are also closed weekends and Bank Holidays)

Haymeads Health Centre, Herts and Essex Hospital, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 5JH - Front desk open 8.30am-12.30pm Mon-Fri

NHS

Primary Care Network

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet these needs, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs).

Church Street Partnership is part of the Stort Valley & Villages Primary Care Network. There are five practices in total across the Stort Valley & Villages Locality with a patient population of 63,000 across Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Much Hadham. 

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Each of the 1,250 PCNs across England are based on GP registered patient lists, typically serving natural communities of between 30,000 to 50,000 people (with some flexibility). They are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both people and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between GP practices and others in the local health and social care system.

PCNs are led by clinical directors who may be a GP, general practice nurse, clinical pharmacist or other clinical profession working in general practice. Dr Sian Stanley is the Clinical Director for Stort Valley & Villages Primary Care Network. 

Over 99% of general practices are part of a PCN, who sign up to the Network Contact DES which details their core requirements and entitlements.

 

For further information as to the services and work carried out by Stort Valley & Villages Primary Care Network, please see their website for further details https://www.stortvalleyhealthcare.com/