Hatfield Primary Care Network (PCN)

What is a primary care network?
Hatfield Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of practices that collaborate locally, in partnership with community services, social care and other providers of health and care services. 
Who is part of Hatfield PCN?
Hatfield primary care network consist of 4 local practices, Lister House Surgery, Wrafton House Surgery, Burvill House Surgery and Potterells Medical Practice. 
Who works for the primary care network? 
A range of staff work for the network across the 4 practices the team consist of: 
Social Prescribers: Fiona Brown, Caroline Goodchild, Lisa Fisher and Teresa Hutchinson 
Pharmacist: Dipali Yajnik 
Care co-ordinator: Diane Bisby 
Physiotherapists: First contact physio. 
Health and wellbeing coaches: Eva Wiktorko, Clare Glenister
What can the Hatfield PCN staff do?

What are PCNs for? 

To provide new, easily accessible services that meet the changing needs of people in the local area. There is a particular focus on helping the increasing number of people with long-term conditions manage their health and promoting positive, preventative healthcare. 


How long have PCNs existed? 

Since 2019, when they were introduced alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and the revised GP contract. 

What does it mean for patients? 

There is a broader range of specialist services that are now easily accessible through GP practices and tailored to the specific needs of the patients. It also means patients will get to the best person to help them sooner. 

What does it mean for practices? 

There are clear and consistent pathways for practices to refer patients to the specialist services that patients need. 

How do I access the PCN team? 
Social prescribers - referral via GP/ nurse or reception
Health and wellbeing coaches - referral via GP 
Physiotherapist - self referral or referral via GP 
Care co-ordinator - none (will be in contact with patients as needed) 
Pharmacist - none (will be in contact with patients as needed)