Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet these needs, GP practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary care networks.

There are four Primary Care Networks (PCNs) within the NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group.

1. Heart of Harrogate  

2. Knaresborough and Rural

3. Mowbray Square  

4. Ripon and Masham

Primary care networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively care for the people and communities they serve. Where emerging primary care networks are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians.

Below is a breakdown of the GP practices within each PCN: (correct as of 01.10.2019)

Heart of Harrogate PCN​​​​

PCN size: 51,359

Clinical director: Dr David Taylor

GP Practices:
Dr. Moss & Partners
The Leeds Rd Practice
Church Ave. Med Grp
Kingswood Surgery

Knaresborough and Rural PCN​​​​

PCN size: 54,084

Clinical director: Dr Chris Preece

GP Practices:
Church Lane Surgery
Springbank Surgery
Nidderdale Group Practice
Eastgate Medical Group
Beech House Surgery
Stockwell Road Surgery

Mowbray Square PCN​​​​

PCN size: 30,076

Clinical director: Dr Ian Dilley

GP Practices:
The Spa Surgery

East Parade Surgery

Park Parade Surgery

Ripon and Masham PCN​​​​

PCN size: 29,000

Clinical director: Dr Richard Fletcher

GP Practices:
North House Surgery
Dr. Ingram & Partners
Ripon Spa Surgery
Dr. Akester & Partners

For more information please visit the NHS website or watch a short animation that explains the concept of PCNs.