Primary Care Networks (PCNs) build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively care for the people and communities they serve. Where emerging primary care networks are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians.
For more information regarding Primary Care Networks, please see the NHS England site here.
East Berkshire Primary Care Networks
Primary Care Networks across Frimley Health and Care have been established since July 2019. Primary Care Networks will support groups of practices to come together locally, in partnership with community services, social care and other providers of health and care services.There are 14 Primary Care Networks across the Frimley Health and Care. There are 8 PCNs in East Berkshire CCG.
These networks will offer care on a scale which is small enough for patients to get the continuous and personalised care they value, but large enough – in their partnership with others in the local health and care system – to be resilient.
In their first year, Primary Care Networks will focus on establishing their foundations, including developing a wider set of roles to support care needs and closer working with other local partners.(content by East Berkshire CCG)
Central Slough Network (CSN)
Central Slough Network is one of the 8 PCNs in East Berkshire CCG, Central Slough Network is the biggest network in Slough locality with population size of 49,232 registered patients.
5 Slough General Practices have come together to set up Central Slough Network:
- Crosby House Surgery
- Dr Sharma's Surgery
- Herschel Medical Centre
- Manor Park Medical Centre
- Shree Ji Medical Centre
|Herschel Medical Centre||14,988|
|Shreeji Medical Centre||6,174|
|Manor Park Medical Centre||10,602|
|240 Wexham Road||5,644|
|Crosby House Surgery||11,824|
CSN Clinical Director- Dr Raj Bhargava
Dr Bhargava is the selected Clinical Director for CSN.
Dr Bhargava qualified in 1992 from St George’s Hospital,London.He completed his vocational training on the Windsor scheme and joined the practice in 1997. He has worked as an appraiser for the Oxford Deanery and has been a GP trainer since 2002.In addition he has been involved in several clinical research trials and training of other allied health care professionals.
Dr Raj currently spends a lot of his time in the management and business development aspect of the NHS, and he has recently become the clinical director for Central Slough Network,which is a group of five practices.
CSN Governance Board(GB)
We are committed to ensuring transparency and equitable provision of opportunities across our members, their patients and practice teams. Our aim is to be inclusive of all primary and community care that affects our patients and members.
- CSN Governance Board has delegated oversight of budget, risk management, delivery and quality assurance:
- The Governance Board have delegated authority from the CSN members as contract owner to ensure the responsible and transparent administration and distribution of PCN funding.
- In accordance with CSN Operational Plan and Recruitment Strategy, it is responsible for ensuring that the CSN's projects move forward on all its objectives and achieves its deliverables.
- The Governance Board meets regularly on monthly basis.
CSN Governance Board(GB) members
(from top left;Dr Gurdip Hear, Dr Roderic Clark, Dr Jitendra Trivedi, Dr Kesar Sadhra, Dr Raj Bhargava and Dr Veena Sharma)
- Dr Jitendra Trivedi -- Shree Ji Medical Centre
- Dr Kesar Sadhra -- Manor Park Medical Centre
- Dr Veena Sharma -- 240 Wexham Road /Dr Sharma Surgery
- Dr Roderic Clark -- Herschel Medical Centre
- Dr Gurdip Hear -- Crosby House Surgery
Dr Raj Bhargava (Chair)
Samreen Aslam Raja ( CSN Programme Manager)