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Primary care home

Now more than 240 sites across England leading the transformation of integrated care.
“Blazed the trail… and shown us the art of the possible.”

Dom Hardy, Director of Primary Care and System Transformation, NHS England

The model that has influenced national policy

Become a PCH today 

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Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management

Gain the skills to manage the transformation of primary care. Read more

Want to rapidly progress your PCN?  

As architects of the primary care home (PCH) model – the original primary care network – we are ahead of the game. Our faculty of more than 50 experts can support you in the next steps of your PCN journey.

Leaders in PCN support.

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NAPC Annual Conference 2019 • NEC Birmingham

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Connecting people
primary care

We are a national membership organisation representing and supporting the interests of all healthcare professionals, both clinicians and managers, working across the breadth of primary care.

The organisation is at the centre of shaping the future of healthcare, spreading innovation, influencing policy, supporting and connecting professionals – enabling you to provide world-class sustainable patient-centred healthcare.

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Primary care networks: how NAPC can support you

NAPC offers support to primary care networks at all levels of maturity – whether you are at the start of your journey or developing and looking to achieve step three of NHS England’s maturity matrix. We have already supported the creation of more than 240 primary care home (PCH) sites – advanced primary care networks – as well as ICSs and STPs across England. The model is based on experience and knowledge of 25 years of NHS reform as well as growing PCH faculty of more than 50 people with expertise in delivering primary care at scale.

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Practice Managers

Practice Management Network members – NAPC hosted network

Primary Care Home sites

Primary care home sites across the UK

Pharmacy members

Pharmacy members of the NAPC

NPCN Network

GP Federation members of the NAPC

Innovating and shaping the future of health care

Primary care home

Primary care home is an innovative approach to strengthening and redesigning primary care. Developed by the NAPC, the model brings together a range of health and social care professionals to work together to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their local community.
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International learning

The NAPC has strong partnerships abroad including the US and Ireland. Read the latest work on accountable care and comparing the delivery of primary care. Read our latest work following a two-day symposium in Washington to share best practice and exchange ideas and experience about accountable care.
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A one-year diploma to develop the skills and competencies for managing primary care at scale within the NHS. Develop the skills to lead the transformation of primary care and develop new models of care.
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Navigation programme

The Primary Care Navigation (PCN) programme provides tailored training for your staff to signpost people to local community resources, empowering them to manage their personal needs and reducing their reliance on GPs.
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Latest News

Former NAPC chair and president steps down after 20 years 

Professor James Kingsland OBE has announced he is to step down as an NAPC Director at the end of March…
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NAPC's response to revised PCN DES specifications

Responding to the new GP contract for 2020/21 – 2023/24 including the revised DES specifications for primary care networks, Dr…
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NAPC calls for a rethink of the draft DES service specifications based on learning from the primary care home model

The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) is today calling for NHS England and NHS Improvement to reconsider its process…
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Tweets from NAPC

Look who popped in to @Projectsurgery1 today? Such a lovely surprise to have Liz from @NAPC_NHS with us coaching Emma, our reception manager, to create an even more effective reception team. They did the hard work. I came for hugs afterwards #teamcoachingjourney @AffinaOD


@fhussain73 @SarahJane_AOD @MicheleWhite24 @clareaminton @DrNavChana Great to see Liz @NAPC_NHS supporting the development of team based leadership with Emma @Projectsurgery1 thank you both!