Primary Care Networks

Since 1 July 2019, GP practices have started to work together in Primary Care Networks (PCNs), to share their expertise and resources over wider geographical area.

The NHS’s Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, aims to integrate a lot of services which have traditionally worked separately - like mental health services, physiotherapy and social care. By working together in a PCN, your practice will be able to offer you a wider range of services than they could deliver on their own, and give you much faster and more efficient access to the right care and support.

Each PCN will develop teams of healthcare professionals, including GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community paramedics, physiotherapists and other health workers, to provide tailored care for patients in their community. A Social Prescriber will be appointed in each PCN to help direct people to a whole range of non-medical services, like social clubs, community support groups and exercise activities, that will help them take greater control of their own health and stay well.

Within each PCN a clinical lead has been appointed and the CCG would like to introduce to you the members of each PCN:

PCN name

Clinical lead


North East Locality

Dr Jo Hesse

Tower House Surgery
The Esplanade Surgery
Argyll House Surgery
East Cowes Medical Centre
St Helen's Surgery
Medina Healthcare

South Isle of Wight Locality

Dr Oommen John

Beech Grove Surgery
Grove House Surgery
Shanklin Medical Centre
Sandown Health Centre
South Wight Medical Practice
Ventnor Medical Centre

Central and West Health Alliance

Dr Myrto Kaklamanou

Newport Health Centre (previously the now-merged Carisbrooke and Dower House practices)
Cowes Medical Centre
Wight Primary Partnership Ltd (previously Brookside Health Centre and Yarmouth Surgery)