We are a not-for-profit, social purpose development and support organisation – making primary healthcare* better for all.

Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of defined populations locally, nationally and internationally.

Our faculty of 50+ experts can inspire and energise teams, organisations and systems to create real and sustainable transformation. We do this through:

* Our work is underpinned by the WHO definition of Primary Healthcare

Meeting people’s health needs through comprehensive promotive, protective, preventive, curative, rehabilitative, and palliative care throughout the life course, strategically prioritizing key health care services aimed at individuals and families through primary care and the population through public health functions as the central elements of integrated health services

Systematically addressing the broader determinants of health (including social, economic, environmental, as well as people’s characteristics and behaviours) through evidence-informed public policies and actions across all sectors

Empowering individuals, families, and communities to optimize their health, as advocates for policies that promote and protect health and well-being, as co-developers of health and social services, and as self-carers and care-givers to others.

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CARE leads to system-wide improvement in BLMK

General practice nurses and other primary care staff in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) ICS are driving innovation that is reducing demand, have gained/developed stronger leadership skills and are more likely to stay in their roles after taking part…
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New NAPC leadership vows to continue to strengthen the breadth of knowledge and diversity within the organisation

The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) president, Dr Johnny Marshall OBE announced two new members of the Council were appointed to the Board and six new members were appointed to the Council of the Association. NAPC Chair, Minesh Patel,…
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Neighbourhood integration: how local health and care needs are being met

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the integration of care in the community across England, with organisations often working together at a neighbourhood level to meet the needs of their local populations.  Before the pandemic, the Community Network, run jointly by NHS Providers…
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Coronavirus guidance for clinicians

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Primary care home / network:

NAPC has already supported the creation of over 300 PCH & PCN sites across England including leading PCH/N development in four integrated care systems and 13 STP areas. This covers 10 million patients or c. 17% of population and includes more than 1,000 GPs, or c. 15% GP population in England. In these programmes we worked at practice, PCH/N, place and ICS/STP level to support clinicians, managers and the population better integrate and improve care. All of our work is about understanding need, engaging people and delivering real change in partnership with the local workforce and population. Become a PCH today 

NAPC Annual Conference 2020 • NEC Birmingham

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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.

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NAPC Annual Conference 2020 taking place at Best Practice Live 2020 – a virtual event this October

Join us for NAPC20, our virtual annual conference! Due to COVID-19, the Conference will be held virtually rather than at the NEC in Birmingham. The 2020 event is an opportunity for people across primary care to connect and find out all the latest that is happening, focusing on practical content…
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