Fairfax Group Practice

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Primary Care Networks

In line with the NHS 5 Year Plan our practice has recently become a member of the Prestwich Primary Care Network (along with St Gabriel’s Medical Centre, Whittaker Lane Medical Centre, Longfield Practice, The Birches and Greylands Medical Centre).

  • Primary care networks are based on GP registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000
  • Networking allows groups of practices to work together with a range of local providers across primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector
  • We will have the opportunity and funding for new, shared roles, initially including additional pharmacist support and a social prescriber (providing signposting and support for non-clinical programmes, services and events, such as walking groups, mental health counselling, debt management, healthy cooking programmes, mindfulness sessions etc etc
  • Additional new roles will be introduced in the future such as paramedics working in the community and physician associates (new roles to assist GP’s
  • Clinical Director for Prestwich Primary Care Network is Dr Kathuria from our own practice
  • Lead Practice Manager for our Network is Mrs Ann Stewart from St Gabriel’s
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