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Welcome to Lichfield and Burntwood primary care network 

WHAT IS A PCN? 

Lichfield and Burntwood Primary Care Network (PCN) consists of a group of 5 general practices in Lichfield and Burntwood who have agreed to work together to improve services for patients living in this area.  We work alongside a range of local providers across primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector, to offer more personalised, coordinated health and social care to their local populations.   

In addition, the PCN can recruit a more diverse skill mix into general practice through recruitment of roles such as pharmacists, first contact physiotherapists, social prescribers and physician associates. 

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Our Vision

Our vision for the future of Lichfield and Burntwood PCN is to create a patient care system that includes everyone. A system where member practices work closely together and in collaboration with health and social care, voluntary sectors, community groups and local people to deliver efficient and timely personalised care. To make the best use of available resources to ensure that everyone gets the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

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Where it all started.

The Lichfield and Burntwood GP Network Ltd (The Network) was founded on the 4th of May 2018 to facilitate the joined-up working of the Lichfield and Burntwood PCNs. Historically the 6 practices (now 5 as Boney Hay merged with Langton) have always worked closely together.

The practices wanted to work together to deliver a local care home service and so the company was set up to enable this before the contract came into place. This was the first contract secured by the Network,

following this, they secured an APMS contract for Extended Access and then the Network DES came about and everything else followed. ​

Dr Nicholas Digby York (Digby) was originally the chair of the Network and has now re-joined as the Director for Westgate.

Dr James Ward joined as Clinical Directors for Lichfield and Burntwood, Dr James Ward has now stepped down and been replaced by Dr Douglas Price 2023 .

 

Dr . Gulshan emigrated to New Zealand in May 2020 and was replaced by Dr Shalim Kharim as CD for Lichfield.

As the work being delivered through the PCNs ramped up, it was decided that they needed someone to manage

 the Network this was when Kelvin Edge (PCN Business Manager)  joined on the 3rd of February 2020 .

In 2023 The PCN took on there first digital and transformation manger Leanne Stevens to work alongside Kelvin Edge . The Digital and Transformation Lead role was introduced as a reimbursable role via the ARRS in October 2022 to support transformation activities in PCNs, including the adoption and effective use of technology.

The role of the Network is to facilitate collaborative working between the practices so that they can deliver high-quality care to patients.​

Where we are now

We have grown rapidly since February 2020 , when there was one person who worked 20 hours per week. To 33 ARRS staff and 5 management working over 1400 hours per week of clinical care. ​

In terms of ARRS roles we employ Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurse Associates, Physician Associates Health & Well-being Coach and Care Co-ordinators. We then contract with UHDB, MPFT and Support Staffordshire for First Contact Physio's, Mental Health Workers and Social Prescribers.​

We work with MPFT on the Care Homes part of the DES. This is nineteen homes including LD and a total of 694 beds of which 74% are occupied by the Networks patients.​

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Our Practices
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Self care Information 

Self-Help for Coughs, Colds & More, plus tips and advice from local clinicians and other NHS services

Out of hours services

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Evening and Weekend appointments 

GP and nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evenings and weekend, either at your practice or our hub located at Samuel Johnson hospital.

To book an appointment,

 contact your practice

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Evening and Weekend appointments 

GP and nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evenings and weekend, either at your practice or our hub located at Samuel Johnson hospital.

To book an appointment,

 contact your practice

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Evening and Weekend appointments 

GP and nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evenings and weekend, either at your practice or our hub located at Samuel Johnson hospital.

To book an appointment,

 contact your practice

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News & Updates

Our PCN'S GP Clinical Lead Dr Neil Forbes has been nominated for a Great British Care Award and shortlisted for the final which takes place on Friday 24th November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. It goes without saying that we are utterly delighted for Neil and wish him luck. 

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