Sarum Cathedral Primary Care Network (PCN)

PCNs were set up by NHS England to encourage greater collaborative working across practices and enable a greater array of health and social care staff to enter primary care.

Sarum Cathedral Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaborative project between Salisbury Medical Practice and Harcourt Medical Centre. If you are a patient at one of these practices then you are also part of our PCN and will be able to benefit from services and projects offered now and in the future.

What do we offer?

Care Home and Frailty Service

We have a dedicated team of GPs, Health Care Assistants, Pharmacists and administrative staff who work hard to ensure every care home registered with the PCN receives a weekly ward round, regular Structured Medication Reviews, new admission and hospital discharge reviews, as well as a Multi-disciplinary team discussion on a monthly basis.

Pharmacy Team

Consists of three Pharmacists, a Pharmacy Technician, and apprentice, who work across the PCN ensuring appropriate medication is prescribed, answering medication queries and doing medication safety reviews/audits.

Social Prescriber Team

Currently  has two team members who take referrals from the primary care team. They spend their time supporting patients and signposting to appropriate services.

Paramedic Service

This role provides a specialist Paramedic resource for Health Care Professionals and patients, working in collaboration with other members of the Primary Care Network.

What do we have planned?

Supporting patients with a new diagnosis of Cancer through expansion of our social prescriber team.

Providing new parents an opportunity for discussion with other new parents with guidance from our social prescriber team.

Condition specific peer-support groups in the form of Cafés. This was a regular feature at Fisherton House prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and is something we hope to re-establish in the future.

Development of a combined Home Visiting Team for patients with acute problems, through expansion of our Paramedic team.

Combined Flu vaccination clinics to give patients more choice as to where and when they have a flu vaccination.