Swinton Primary Care Network
Who are Swinton Primary Care Network?
As Swinton’s 4 GP practices, we are often the first port of call for NHS care.
As demand for healthcare increases, our GP practices now work together, with other local partners, to provide a range of extra services side by side; ones that meet Swinton’s needs. Nobody else’s.
Our primary care network brings together the experience and unique skills of its practice managers, clinical staff, non-clinical staff and patient representatives, from each practice to plan out and deliver additional capacity and build resilience where it’s needed most.
Together, we are working on:
- Information and technology
- Digital innovation
- Financial and operational infrastructure
- Education, training and development needs
- Communications and engagement
Each practice still operates independently, but by working together, it means we can do more as a Primary Care Network for the residents of Swinton.
What is a Primary Care Network?
A primary care network is a group of practices who work together to focus on local patient care. They’ve been around since 2019 and 99 per cent of practices across England now work as part of one.
With increased demand and a shortage of clinical staff, practices find they can provide greater, more personalised care for patients when they can work together on certain services or issues.
Our Aims and Values
We are brave and make new opportunities happen.
We are caring and act with empathy and respect.
We are responsible and own our decisions and actions.
We are committed to working as a formal network with one voice, sustaining and improving general practice and trusting each other to provide the best services that meet our combined populations’ needs.
Together we can do more. We have adopted a facilitative approach by bringing the practices together to create mutual benefits.
Democratic, open, empowered and transparent with resources allocated fairly across our network. Less bureaucracy, more teamwork with an inclusive approach.
We have a proven track record of working together and operating at scale; we have the knowledge, skills, and experience of managing and running significant out of hospital services.
We have good working relationships with our main stakeholders, including the local health and social care providers, commissioners and the community and voluntary sector. These relationships encourage and drive forward system-wide thinking around service redesign.
Meet your Swinton Primary Care Network Team
We are the team who plans and coordinates across the practices to deliver the primary care network’s objectives and services.