Primary Care Networks


Launched on Monday 1 July 2019, Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices working closely together with other primary and community care staff and health and care organisations to provide integrated services to their local populations. The initiative comes alongside efforts to recruit more GPs and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan launched in January 2019.

Each network has appointed a clinical director, and, during 2019/20, will have access to funding for a clinical pharmacist and a social prescribing link worker, followed by funding for other roles from 2021 onwards.With four networks having launched in Islington, detailed below are the population sizes and Clinical Directors for each network. You can also download a map of Islington's Primary Care Networks here.

As a patient you will remain registered at your local practice, be able to see a GP as before, use the same telephone number and access the same health and care services.

Central 1

  • Clinical Director: Dr Patrick McDaid
  • Population: 51,953

Central 2

  • Clinical Director: Dr David Egerton
  • Population: 41,778

 North

  • Clinical Director: Dr Craig Seymour
  • Population: 96,372

South

  • Clinical Director: Dr Marie Desouza / Dr Sophia Stephanides
  • Population: 67,032

For more information please refer to NHS England’s Frequently Asked Questions which are available below:

FAQs – April 2019

  • Topics include: general background, working arrangements, funding, contracting, the setup of networks, governance, development support, wider system and future planning and further information and next steps.

FAQs – May 2019

  • Topics include: the setup of the networks, governance, funding, contracting, GP Federations, development support and estates.