Rural Alliance Primary Care Network  in West Cheshire

So what is the Rural Alliance Primary Care Network in West Cheshire?

Well read below to find out - but first what is Primary Care and what is a Primary Care Network?


Primary Care is the terminology used by the NHS for the first point of contact in the heath care system. NHS primary care therefore includes medical general practice i.e. the Kelsall Medical Centre and its doctors and nurses.


Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a new development by the NHS in which adjacent medical general practices work together to offer enhanced medical  services and support. For us the PCN consists of the medical practices at Kelsall, Tarporley, Bunbury, Tattenhall and Malpas. Our PCN is called the Rural Alliance PCN for obvious reasons.  By working together and using new NHS funding our Rural Alliance PCN in West Cheshire will soon provide enhanced medical support in areas such as physiotherapy, pharmacy review and social prescribing.


Read on to find out more. (click on icons below to open or download)

Rural Alliance PCN Newsletter (January 2020)

The latest news from our Rural Alliance Primary Care Network in West Cheshire. This is its first newsletter and introduces the reader to some of the activities and aims of our Rural Alliance PCN.

The Rural Alliance Primary Care Network in West Cheshire (December 2019)

Read how the GPs in our village medical centres have formed a rural alliance so they can work together to provide improved medical care in rural West Cheshire.  

Developments in the Local NHS (October 2019)

There are changes happening in the NHS which Kelsall patients might be interested to know about because they will bring about changes in the way that Kelsall surgery operates and the services that patients can access.

Primary Care Networks (July 2019)

This presentation describes the principles of Primary Care Networks, of which our Rural Alliance is one, from the perspective of the NHS.

Integrated Care Partnerships (June 2019)

These documenst set out the results of the consultation carried out by the West Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership which sought patients’ views on how they would like services to support people with long term medical conditions to be delivered.

Rural Primary Care Alliance (May 2019)

This presentation explains how the six practices that make up the Rural Primary Care Alliance will work together and organise themselves to provide a wider range of services locally rather than at Hospital Out Patients