What is a PCN in healthcare?
The Primary Care Network (PCN) model was developed by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) to strengthen and redesign primary care. It aims to link staff from general practice, community services, mental health services, social care & voluntary organisations to deliver joined-up care.
The Wellcome Practice is part of the Dartford Model PCN which is made up of 3 surgeries; The Wellcome Practice, Dr Shimmins & Lowfield.
Dartford Model PCN has organised and administered the COVID vaccinations for patients across the four practices.
We are also able to now offer other services that as a single practice we would not.
Dartford Model PCN employs Adam Kyriacou who is a Clinical Pharmacist. Adam has not only been the leading go to IT guy for setting up and organising the COVID clinics he also helps with Medication reviews and Asthma reviews. Adam is at the surgery on Fridays.
We also have:
Jose Bernardes a Physiotherapist who works Tuesday afternoon
Michelle Shepherd a care coordinator – A care coordinator job is often the single most important role involved in the care of any individual patient. Supervising interdisciplinary care by bringing together the different specialists whose help the patient may need, the coordinator is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the care delivered.
Wendy Pobgee a Health and Wellbeing Coach – Health and wellbeing coaches will predominately use health coaching skills to support people with lower levels of patient activation to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified health and wellbeing goals. They may also provide access to self-management education, peer support and social prescribing.