Wandle PCN

Wandle Primary Care Network

Wandsworth GP Practices. Working Together.

Southfields Group Practice : Elborough Street Surgery : Wandsworth Medical Centre : The Earlsfield Practice : Triangle Surgery

What is Wandle PCN?

Five NHS GP practices in the London borough of Wandsworth – Southfields Group Practice, Elborough Street Surgery, Wandsworth Medical Centre, The Earlsfield Practice and Triangle Surgery – have joined forces to offer their patients a broader range of accessible, high quality healthcare. Our united name for this is the Wandle Primary Care Network (PCN). Although our practices still operate independently, providing GP services and keeping their own patient lists, individual identities, premises and teams, we are now providing certain services together. These include Hypertension clinics, Menopause clinics, extra GP (including evenings and Saturdays) and Nurse clinics, as well as appointments with an array of specialist clinicians, such as Clinical Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Physician Associates,  Paramedics and a Social Prescriber. It is a new name, but it is about providing you with the right services, by the right people, at the right time – closer to home. 

You may receive an SMS text message from Wandle PCN or a telephone call from our Central Hub Administrator. This contact is made with the understanding and approval of your own GP. We have been reaching out recently, for example, asking patients for an up-to-date blood pressure reading in order to diagnose or exclude Hypertension (high blood pressure) in our communities. This proactive, personalised approach builds on the core work of primary care services.

Our clinics are held across all five of our GP practices, so you may be asked to attend a different GP surgery to your own. Operating over 5 sites allows us to offer more appointments, utilising clinic rooms that would otherwise be underused. You can still, of course, be seen at your own GP surgery, but the wait may be longer. 

It is early days, but many patients have already benefitted from Wandle PCN services, seeing the most appropriate clinician for their health needs – more quickly and closer to home. Our extended access means that you can have a GP appointment in the evening or on a Saturday, and same-day emergency appointments or phone consultations are available when you need them – not next week. Some appointments are longer, e.g. 30 mins with a GP in our new Menopause Clinic, giving you the time you need for a thorough consultation and support, some are delivered differently, e.g. telephone, online and digital consultations, and some take place in your own home, e.g. with one of our Paramedics. The availability of an extended range of health professionals and services in the community represents a sea change, transforming your access to healthcare and helping to improve your health outcomes.

You can contact us via email at wandlepcn.admin@nhs.net.

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Our Clinics and Services

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GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP)

Telephone and in-person GP consultations

We provide extra capacity for our practices, offering GP consultations over the telephone and in-person for adults and children.

NURSE

Assessing, screening, treating and educating patients

Our nursing team support our practices in the provision of long-term condition reviews and other planned care such as cervical screening (smear) tests.

PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE

Supporting doctors in the management of patients

From performing physical examinations and diagnosing illnesses, to analysing test results and developing medical management plans, our Physician Associates are trained generalists who support GPs.

CARE COORDINATOR

Embedding a personalised approach

Care Coordinators work as part of a GP surgery’s multidisciplinary team, working alongside GPs, social prescribers, pharmacy staff, nurses and surgery administrative staff to provide and coordinate an all-encompassing approach to personalised care. They promote and embed this personalised care approach across the PCN.

Our Campaigns

NHS Health Check (over 40s)

To kick-start the new year last year, Wandle PCN hosted a day at the Earlsfield Practice dedicated to you! Patients booked an appointment or simply turned up on the day to have a free NHS Health Check, to look at their weight, blood pressure, bloods and general wellbeing. There was an opportunity to chat to our team about certain health conditions and learn more about services on offer to help them lose weight, quit smoking or reach their goals!

For more information about NHS Health Checks, click HERE.

Blood Pressure Check

Knowing your blood pressure can save your life. Complete our Blood Pressure Form and your reading will be reviewed.

55k

Registered patients

5

GP practices

150+

Healthcare professionals