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Podcast: North-west STP makes room at the table for primary care networks

 

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Podcast: North-west STP makes room at the table for primary care networks

PCNs represent the ambitions of integrated care at neighbourhood level, but they are dwarfed by sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), which could cover populations thirty or forty times the size of a typical PCN.

As STPs will increasingly set the agenda for the local health system, how do PCNs ensure that they have a voice in decisions that may affect them and their patients? We talked to Mel Pickup, CEO of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and lead for the STP, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, to find out how PCNs are getting involved in the wider work of the emerging integrated care system.