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Norton Place PCN Hub for Health & Social Care

A collaboration of five GP practices serving approximately 37,200 patients from the Southchurch, Thorpe Bay, and Shoeburyness areas.

Norton Place

162 Ness Road,  Shoebury, SS3 9DL

tel: 01702 987800


Find out more about the PCN

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Closed Bank Holidays 

What is primary care networks?

Primary care networks (PCNs) are groups of practices working together to focus local patient care.

Why is primary care network important?

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.

What is considered primary care?

Primary health care involves providing treatment for common illnesses, the management of long term illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease and the prevention of future ill-health through advice, immunisation and screening programmes.

Is NHS primary or secondary care?

The NHS is divided into three different types of healthcare: Primary care is often the first point of contact for people in need of healthcare. It's provided by professionals such as GPs, dentists and pharmacists. Secondary care is services which generally will need a referral from a GP.

Is PCN part of NHS?

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a key aspect of the NHS Long Term Plan, with general practices being a part of the network, typically covering 30,000-50,000 patients.

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