All GP practices in England have been encouraged to join a group of other GP practices in their locality. The aim is that these groups of practices will support each other, work more closely with other community health and social care services and to improve the health and wellbeing of patients in their localities.  

The 7 GP practices working in Bulwell and Top Valley have joined together with to form Bulwell and Top Valley Primary Care Network (BTVPCN). The practices have a combined total of approximately 47,000 patients registered with them. 

The PCN will work to increase collaboration between member practices and community health and social care partners and by providing teams of additional health and social care staff to work across our network of practices

Our member practices are:

Map of BTVPCN practices and location in the city
  • Leen View Surgery
  • Parkside Medical Practice
  • Rise Park Surgery
  • Riverlyn Medical Centre
  • Southglade Medical Centre
  • St Albans Medical Centre
  • Springfield Medical Centre

Current BTVPCN Services and Projects

  • Member Practice Meetings – Member practices will meet multiple times a year to coordinate the activities of the network and to reflect on population health and services data in order to coordinate improvements and care in the area.
  • Building Links with Local Health and Social Care Partners – We will seek to build links with and between other organisations involved in improving health and wellbeing in our communities.
  • PCN Clinical Pharmacists – We are recruiting a team of clinical pharmacists to support our practices and patients.
  • PCN Social Link Work Practitioners – Our team of social prescribers will support patients who are isolated and disconnected and link them to sources of help. The team can take referrals from all practice staff and especially those at the first point of contact such as receptionists.
  • PCN First Contact Physio – Up to 25% of all GP appointments are for musculoskeletal problems that are often dealt with quicker and better by going straight to a physio. GP reception teams can book appointments for patients directly with a physio for an initial assessment without needing to see a GP or Practice Nurse.
  • Improving Care in Care Homes
  • Quality Improvement for patients with learning disabilities
  • Quality Improvement for early detection of cancers
  • More services and projects will be developed and undertaken over time

For more information about the population and the health profile of our PCN please click to enlarge our PCN poster and also see the Health Profile document below.

BTVPCN Profile Poster

Get in touch

If you represent an organisation or are a health or social care professional who would like to work with Bulwell & Top Valley PCN then please use the form on our Contact BWTVPCN page to get in touch.