The Primary Care Home

The Primary Care Home is a development for the NHS, by the NHS. The concept was formulated by the NAPC and is now part of the delivery of 5YFV aiming to extend participation in the new models of care programme – albeit the PCH is not part of the vanguard movement.

Simon Stevens, NHS CEO announced the launch of the PCH programme at NAPCs Annual Conference on 22nd October 2015.

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Welcome to the NAPC

We are a values driven organisation that fosters and encourages productive relatonships within primary care to deliver change and spread innovation.

Our mission is to be recognised as the organisation shaping the future of healthcare delivery, enabling our diverse membership to contnue to provide models of patient-centred care.

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Primary care is changing

The NAPC not only recognises this but has been a driver for change within primary care. It established the National Association of Provider Organisations (NAPO) network in response to enabling and supporting existing and emerging primary care provider organisations and federations.

NAPO meets four times a year with an agenda built around the needs of its members.

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Innovation in Primary Care

For the NAPC, innovation is not just about new ideas and processes, it’s about giving primary care the permission and space to think differently.

We provide this environment. Working collaboratively across the breadth of primary care from GP practices and pharmacies to industry and affiliated partners, creating the right conditions to test, learn, share and sustain proven innovation making a difference to the patient population.

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Connecting Primary Care

NAPC prides itself on representing the whole of primary care and its growing networks reflect this. We focus on connections, collaborations and providing an influencing voice with a results driven approach.

We also recognise the need for succession planning for the future with one of our newest networks Purposeful Leaders encouraging and inspiring the up and coming leaders in primary care.

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Latest News

Primary Care Home featured in New Care Models Multispecialty Community Provider Framework

28th July 2016

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Finding Solutions for General Practice

05th July 2016

How can we relieve the pressures on General Practice? Read more

New Primary Care Model Yielding Early Results

09th May 2016

Several sites testing a new approach to primary care have reported seeing a positive impact on care and services Read more


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  • Roundtable Report: A local answer to a national question?

    Summary of a round table discussion organised by Vanguard Healthcare, NAPC and Closer Still Media, bringing together key figures across the different sectors of the NHS.

  • PIN5 Detection of Coeliac Disease Using Pharmacy

    Final report summarising findings in association with Coeliac UK, focused on the under-diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK population, by making use of the accessibility and capacity of community pharmacies.

  • Oct 2015 NPCN Report: The Primary Care Home

    Hear back from delegates as they divide themselves into discussion groups to discuss four specific aspects of the Primary Care Home.

  • Aug 2015 Primary Care in the NHS: Busting the myths

    The NAPC are have teamed up with NHS Confederation to create their third myth buster talking about common misconceptions and myths surrounding Primary Care.

  • Aug 2015 RPS & NAPC Consultation Document

    Improving patient care through better general practice and community pharmacy integration


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