Primary Care Network (PCN)

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Cuckfield Medical Practice is part of the Haywards Heath Villages PCN (Primary Care Network). PCNs are groups of GP Practices working closely together, along with other healthcare staff and organisations, providing integrated services to the local population.

Cuckfield is part of the Haywards Heath Villages PCN which is made up of: Cuckfield Medical Practice & the Vale Surgery, Ouse Valley Practice, Lindfield Surgery and Northlands Wood Surgery.

The PCN employs lots of clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals who work collaboratively with the individual Practices to provide the best possible service to the patients. They include First Contact Practitioners, Paramedics, Care Coordinators, Social Prescribers, Pharmacists and Nurse Assessors – these staff support the PCN and Practice team.

We have 3 PCN staff members that work exclusively at Cuckfield:

Pooja (Pharmacist)

Ian (First Contact Physiotherapist)

Zahra (Social Prescriber)

A PCN is designed to free up time for GPs, as up to a third of appointments do not need to be with a family doctor. By recruiting other clinical specialists it allows the GPs to focus more on supporting patients with the greatest needs and the most complex conditions, offering longer appointments to those who need them.