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What is a PCN?

 Since it was established in 1948, the NHS has witnessed significant changes, including a growing population and longer life expectancies. With these changes, more people are managing long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and mental health issues, leading to increased demand for local health services.

To meet these needs, GP practices are now working together with community health services, mental health services, social care, pharmacies, hospitals, and voluntary organisations in their local areas. These collaborations are organised into groups known as Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

Learn more about how PCNs are transforming healthcare delivery by watching the short animation. This new collaborative model helps patients access a wider range of services, improving the overall quality of care.


Mid Dorset PCN

The Mid Dorset Primary Care Network, established in 2019, consists of nine GP practices serving the Mid Dorset area, collectively catering to over 50,000 patients.

While each practice maintains its independence, our collaborative approach unlocks numerous opportunities. By working together, we can expand the scope of services available to patients and seamlessly integrate with the broader health and social care system. This co-operation ensures that patients receive comprehensive, co-ordinated care tailored to their needs.

Mid Dorset PCN services

Over the past few years, our network has evolved to better meet the needs of our community. We are pleased to offer several services in conjunction with your GP practices to enhance your care. These services aim to provide comprehensive, co-ordinated care tailored to individual needs, ensuring you receive the best possible support.

Our goal is to ensure that every patient in the Mid Dorset area has access to a wide range of services that support their overall health and well-being. By working together, we can deliver high-quality care that meets the diverse needs of our community. If you have any questions or need more information about the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mid Dorset PCN boundary map

PCN boundary map

Mid Dorset PCN boundary map