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How we are working together

We have three levels of partnerships, each with different responsibilities and tasks according to the size of community it serves.

At neighbourhood level, we have 20 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which are led by a Clinical Director (usually a local GP).

Their role is to support groups of GP practices to come together locally, in partnership with community services, social care, mental health and other providers of health and social care including the voluntary sector. They are serving communities of 30,000 to 50,000 people. Click here to see watch this animation on Primary Care Networks.

At next level, we have three Integrated Care Partnerships (ICP) – Mid-Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and South Nottinghamshire.

They are serving populations of 250,000 to 500,000 people. ICPs are partnerships that are supporting the neighbourhood level of Primary Care Networks whilst making sure that the wider health and care needs of their areas are recognised.

The top level is the Strategic Commissioner and Integrated Care System (ICS) Board.

They look after the entire system across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, setting the goals for the ICPs and PCNs and the strategy for success.

You can read more about Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Partnerships on the ‘Care in your area’ section of our website.

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