Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network PCN

Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network consists of three GP Practices:

Giffords Surgery

Spa Medical Centre

Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership

We have been working together since 2019 to deliver services at scale and to build resilience into Primary Care. The national challenge of recruiting more Doctors and Nurses continues across all three practices, along with an increase in patient demand, despite delivering more appointments than pre-pandemic levels.

What Do We Do

To provide more clinical and non-clinical patient services, a recruitment drive to appoint a range of additional roles has been taking place over the past couple of years. Across the PCN we now have the following roles working alongside Doctors and Nurses:

Clinical Pharmacy Team to deliver Medicine reviews and deal with queries

Two First Contact Physiotherapist's for acute muscle problems

Care Co-ordinators to support Care Navigation and health checks, Social Prescribers to support patients with non-medical conditions such as loneliness and social problems.

Health and Wellbeing coach's provide lifestyle advice especially for Stop Smoking and Obesity.