Primary Care Networks

Primary care networks (PCNs) are a significant new way of organising care in every area of England.

They bring together all health and social care services in a local area (usually covering 40,000 to 50,000 people) to deliver more joined-up care. They are not new organisations, but will work in new ways with their communities.

The National Voices coalition is making primary care reform a priority because it is here that the things that matter to our charity members and their beneficiaries can be implemented: person centred, coordinated care close to home; reducing health inequalities; and working with community and voluntary sector groups for better wellbeing outcomes.

Here are our 'explainer' resources that can be used by voluntary sector groups and networks to explain the changes, and explore why and how to work with PCNs:


  • PCNs- the basics
  • Very short summary leaflet

Slide Set

  • PCNs- an intro & top tips
  • For any & all groups & organisations
  • See below or follow this link

Supporting PCNs with bespoke community projects

National Voices also has a partnership with NPAC and NALW to support PCNs with bespoke community engagement, through innovative approaches to community engagement and person centered social prescribing. Our work is explained more in this brochure

How to keep communities at the heart of PCN development

National Voices is working with COBIC and PPL to explore how to keep outcomes for people and communities at the heart of the PCN development.