The NHS has changed a lot since its formation 70 years ago. Over that time, the population of north east Essex has grown by around 45%1. Today, over 355,000 people are registered with GP Practices in Colchester and Tendring.
And to help ensure that everyone receives the care they need, the NHS has made some changes. Your local GP Practice is now part of a Primary Care Network.
Primary Care Networks not only bring neighbouring or similar GP Practices together, but also other services such as social care, pharmacies and voluntary organisations.
These bodies work closely with each other, and this collaborative way of working brings lots of benefits to patients. For example, by working together, Primary Care Networks are able to stay open for longer and share specialist services and health professionals. They'll also be more sustainable, and so better prepared to care for our ever growing population.
No. As a patient, you don’t have to do anything. Simply contact your GP Practice as normal when you need to book an appointment.
There are seven Primary Care Networks in Colchester and Tendring.
If you would like to provide feedback on your GP practice, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service.
1. 1951 Census data of Colchester and Tendring compared to the total number of GP-registered residents in Colchester and Tendring, 2019.« Back
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