Primary Care Networks


Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices working closely together with other primary and community care staff and health and care organisations to provide integrated services to their local populations. The initiative comes alongside efforts to recruit more GPs and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan launched in January 2019. 

Enfield Primary Care Networks were launched on Monday 1 July 2019.

There will be four Primary Care Networks in Enfield.  Each network has appointed a clinical director and during 2019/20, will have access to funding for a clinical pharmacist and a social prescribing link worker, followed by funding for other roles from 2021 onwards.

As a patient you will remain registered at your local practice, be able to see a GP as before, use the same telephone number and access the same health and care services.

Detailed below are the population sizes and Clinical Directors for each network.

Enfield Unity

  • Clinical Director: Dr Sarit Ghosh
  • Population: 158,030

Enfield Care Network  

  • Clinical Director: Dr Sanjay Patel
  • Population: 100,095

Enfield South West

  • Clinical Director: Dr Yogasakaran Arjuna
  • Population: 45,286

West Enfield Collaborative

  • Clinical Director: Dr Riz Noor
  • Population: 40,447

Primary Care Networks - more information

For more information please refer to NHS England’s Frequently Asked Questions which are available below:

FAQs – April 2019

  • Topics include: general background, working arrangements, funding, contracting, the setup of networks, governance, development support, wider system and future planning and further information and next steps.

 

FAQs – May 2019

  • Topics include: the setup of the networks, governance, funding, contracting, GP Federations, development support and estates.