Primary Care Network (PCN)

What is a Primary Care Network?

The definition of a Primary Care Network is to enable the provision of proactive, accessible, coordinated and more integrated primary and community care improving outcomes for patients.

They are formed around natural communities based on GP registered lists, serving populations of around 30,000 to 50,000.

The Torentum Primary Care Network

The Torentum Primary Care Network was formed in June 2020; we are a collaboration of 3 GP Practices, The Cleveleys Group Practice, The Crescent Surgery and The Thornton Practice  serving a population of registered patients on our list equating to approximately 33,000 patients.

Networks need to be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact through deeper collaboration between practices and others in the local health (community and primary care) and social care system. We are looking to provide a platform for providers of care to be sustainable into the longer term.

Why the name Torentum?

Thornton-Cleveleys is first mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday Book, where it was referred to as Torentum.

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