About us

About Us

One Ellesmere Port Primary Care Network

One Ellesmere Port Primary Care Network (PCN) was established in 2018 and is a collaboration of the 6 GP Practices from across the town who are working together to develop better services for our patient population.

Collectively we provide services for approximately 71,000 patients across Ellesmere Port.

Our core member practices are:

  • Great Sutton Medical Centre
  • Whitby Health Partnership
  • Hope Farm Medical Centre
  • York Road Group Practice
  • Old Hall Surgery
  • Westminster Surgery

Our priority areas of work and projects:

  • Improving access to General Practice appointments and services
  • Introducing new roles to General Practice
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Social prescribing
  • Enhanced Health in Care Homes
  • Early Cancer Diagnosis
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • COVID-19, Flu and other vaccinations
  • Reducing health inequalities

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Rhys Lewis

Co-Clinical Director

Dr. Lewis is a GP Partner at Hope Farm Medical Centre and works together with Dr. Morton to lead the strategic development of the PCN.

Dr. Emily Morton

Co-Clinical Director

Dr. Morton is a GP Partner at Whitby Health Partnership and works together with Dr. Lewis to lead the strategic development of the PCN.

Charlotte Wynne

PCN Manager | Digital & Transformation Lead

Charlotte manages and develops all PCN services, the PCN operational team and ARRS roles, whilst ensuring that the PCN is meeting the requirements outlined by NHS England.

Sam Minshall

Executive Administrator

Sam administrates all key PCN meetings and leads on IT and data analysis for the PCN. He also supports the daily operation of specific PCN services.

Katie Ainsworth

PCN Team Coordinator

Katie is the PCN Vaccination Programme Operational Lead. She coordinates the additional roles and supports the daily operation of specific PCN services.

Tim Goldsbrough

PCN Finance Manager

Tim manages the PCN budget and is the PCN Vaccination Lead. He is also the Practice Manager at Hope Farm Medical Centre.

Liam Holebrook

PCN Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Liam manages the Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, providing clinical supervision and leading the PCN Medicines Optimisation programme.

More Information on Primary Care Networks

Since the NHS was created the population has grown and people are living longer, with many people living with long term health conditions.

To meet these needs, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

There are 1,250 PCNs across England. Each typically serves natural communities of between 30,000 to 50,000 people (with some flexibility). They are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both people and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between GP practices and others in the local health and social care system.

PCNs are led by clinical directors who may be a GP, general practice nurse, clinical pharmacist or other clinical profession working in general practice. One Ellesmere Port PCN is lead by two local GP’s, Dr. Emily Morton and Dr. Rhys Lewis.

Over 99% of GP Practices are part of a PCN, who sign up to the ‘Network Contact Directed Enhanced Service’ (DES) which details their core requirements and entitlements. (www.england.nhs.uk)

Locally, within the borough of Cheshire West and Chester, One Ellesmere Port PCN is 1 of 9 PCNs who work closely together within the Cheshire West and Chester borough.

Take a look at this short animation from NHS England which explains how they work.