Primary Care Network (PCN)

What is a Primary Care Network?

The definition of a Primary Care Network is to enable the provision of proactive, accessible, coordinated and more integrated primary and community care improving outcomes for patients.

They are formed around natural communities based on GP registered lists, serving populations of around 30,000 to 50,000.

The Central West Primary Care Network

The Central West Primary Care Network are a collaboration of 3 GP Practices, St Paul’s Medical Centre, Adelaide Street Surgery and South King Street Medial Centre. We serve a population of registered patients on our list equating to approximately 34,000 patients.

Networks need to be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact through deeper collaboration between practices and others in the local health (community and primary care) and social care system. We are looking to provide a platform for providers of care to be sustainable into the longer term.