Please see the video below for more information on Primary Care Networks and how they fit into the wider community

At South Lincoln Healthcare we recognise that patients value their local surgery, staffed by NHS professionals who they know and trust. By coming together as a PCN, we are able to maintain the individuality of our practices, but also support each other and improve efficiency. This allows our practices to focus on maintaining high quality services, patient care and experience.

The Living Well Service will enable people living with a range of health problems and chronic conditions to overcome the barriers so they can participate in everyday life and improve their health and wellbeing.

The Living Well Service is ideally placed to provide prevention and early intervention solutions in the primary care setting, enabling people to successfully self-manage their conditions and build their resilience. This can minimise crisis situations, prevent further deterioration and promote independence and social inclusion. 

The team will also work in partnership with other health and social care professionals to respond to crises in the home, keep people as safe as possible, enhancing independence and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

The Clinical Pharmacy Service will use Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians to support medicines management and structured medication reviews, providing expert medicines advice to patients and freeing up GP time.

A dedicated team of ANPs and an OT provide care for the majority of our care home residents, with the support of the registered GP.  Key positive outcomes include closer working with care home staff and other community staff to provide joined up personalised care, advance care plans in place for more residents, residents achieving preferred place of death in the vast majority of cases, reduced GP visits and contacts and reduced A&E and emergency admissions.

The Musculoskeletal Practitioners at South Lincoln Healthcare provide expert advice to patients with musculoskeletal conditions at first presentation. They also aim for:


Quick access to expert MSK assessment, diagnosis, treatment & advice 

Prevention of short-term problems becoming long-term conditions 

Improved patient experience 

A shorter pathway, so patients have fewer appointments to attend 

Simple logistics, so patients are less likely to miss appointments, or to suffer administrative errors 

Opportunity to gain lifestyle/physical activity advice 

Longer appointment times, meaning patients feel listened to, cared for and reassured 

The Social Prescribing Link Worker will work with individuals in a person-centred, holistic way, making their circumstances the focus of discussions and ensuring their personal choices take priority – ‘what matters to me’.