Greater Preston Network Group


Welcome to the Greater Preston Network Group

What is a 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).
  • 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.
  • The PCN is led by a clinical director voted by members of the GP surgeries.
  • Watch a short animation that explains the concept of PCNs and how this new way of working enables health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients.

Lane Ends

Dr Hari Nair


Dr Praphulla Methukunta

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Dr Brigid Finlay

Kingsfold Medical Centre

Dr Ravi Gokul