Walkden and Little Hulton Primary Care Network

What is a Primary Care Network?

A primary care network is a group of practices who work together to focus on local patient care. They’ve been around since 2019 and 99 per cent of practices across England now work as part of one.

With increased demand and a shortage of clinical staff, practices find they can provide greater, more personalised care for patients when they can work together on certain services or issues.

Walkden and Little Hulton (PCN) has10 GP practices, who work together, with other local partners, to provide a range of extra services side by side; ones that meet Walkden and Little Hulton’s needs. Nobody else’s.

Our primary care network brings together the experience and unique skills of its practice managers, clinical staff, non-clinical staff and patient representatives, from each practice to plan out and deliver additional capacity and build resilience where it is needed most.

Together, we are working on

  • Workforce
  • Information and technology
  • Digital innovation
  • Financial and operational infrastructure
  • Education, training and development needs
  • Communications and engagement

Each practice still operates independently, but by working together, it means we can do more as a Primary Care Network for the residents of Walkden and Little Hulton.

Practices in Little Hulton and Walkden PCN

  • Dearden Avenue Medical Practice
  • Cherry Medical Practice
  • Manchester Road East MP
  • Orchard Medical Practice
  • Cleggs Lane Medical Practice
  • The Limes Medical Practice
  • Dr Loomba and Partners
  • The Gill Medical Centre
  • Ellenbrook Medical Centre
  • SPCT Little Hulton
  • Walkden Medical Centre

For further information see the Walkden & Little Hulton PCN website www.walkdenandlittlehulton.nhs.uk.

We invite you to join our Patient Engagement Network

Walkden & Little Hulton Primary Care Network is looking for people from all walks of life across our area to tell us how we can make local GP services better and improve health issues that matter most to you.

How do I join the Patient Engagement Network?

We’d like to hear as many opinions as possible. We’d like to contact you by email every now and again to:

  • Take part in short 5-minute surveys
  • Share ideas and stories about your experiences with our services
  • Join live video discussions about popular health topics with our clinicians

It’s up to you what you respond to. All your views are kept in the strictest confidence.

If you are interested in joining, please complete the form at www.walkdenandlittlehulton.nhs.uk/patient-engagement-network