Find out what Reading's primary care networks have got planned

The six local primary care networks have lots of ideas for transforming patient care.
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People across Reading should start to see changes at their GP surgeries, thanks to the launch of six primary care networks (PCNs) across the borough on 1 July 2019.

Since then, groups of surgeries have been working together to decide how they will spend extra government funding going directly to PCNs on services for you.

PCNs covering 30,000 patients will get around £137,550 in funding in their first year, rising to £181,202 for those with 50,000 patients, towards the extra costs of taking on additional staff and running the networks.

Healthwatch Reading has put together a summary of each of the PCN's latest plans. Some have already employed paramedics or pharmacists to take on some GP work, others are piloting First Contact Physio and some are even introducing digital consultations. Full details are in the Update Report.

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