About us

About Us

Our Vision

Huntingdon PCN’s vision is to bring together the 4 GP Practices in Huntingdon, who currently serve 47,000 patients, with other local services to provide the best care in the right place.

Our Values

Integrity

Empathy

Empowerment

What is a Primary Care Network?

A primary care network is a group of practices who work together to focus on local patient care. They’ve been around since 2019 and 99 per cent of practices across England now work as part of one.

With increased demand and a shortage of clinical staff, practices find they can provide greater, more personalised care for patients when they can work together on certain services or issues.

Take a look at this short animation from NHS England which explains how they work.

Take a look at this short animation from NHS England which explains how they work.

Our Team

The Huntingdon PCN Team is made up from professionals from across the Primary Care spectrum, including Wellbeing Coaches, Social Prescribers, Care co-ordinators and Community Matrons.

DR DUNCAN BLAKE

Clinical Director

TRACY SHORTER

PCN Manager

LINDSEY HUM

PCN Management Assistant

STUART HILPERT

Digital Champion

BELINDA MARSH

PCN Administrator

Care Co-ordinators

Care Coordinators are part of a GP surgery’s multidisciplinary team, working alongside GP’s, social prescribing link workers (SPLWs), pharmacy staff, nurses, health and wellbeing coaches, surgery administrative staff etc. to provide and coordinate, an all-encompassing approach to personalised care and promoting and embedding the personalised care approach across the Primary Care Network.

  • CAREN COLLYER – Care Coordinator for Social Prescribing Team
  • AMANDA HILLMAN – Care Coordinator
  • STACEY ROMAINE – Care Coordinator

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical Pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.

  • IZABELA GOLONKA – Clinical Pharmacist
  • RACHEL ODEDRA – Clinical Pharmacist

Community Matron

Community matrons are highly experienced, senior nurses who work closely with patients (mainly those with a serious long term condition or complex range of conditions) in a community setting to directly provide, plan and organise their care.

  • LISA THORPE – Senior Health Care Assistant
  • IRENA DANEVA – Community Team HCA
  • CARLY NEWELL – Phlebotomist

Health & Wellbeing Coaches

Health and wellbeing coaches (HWBCs) will predominately use health coaching skills to support people to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their own health and wellbeing goals. They may also provide access to self-management education, peer support and social prescribing.

  • MICK BROSNAN – Health & Well Being Coach Lead
  • GEORGIE MCGAHEY – Health & Well Being Coach

Social Prescribers

Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

  • JOANNE HUTCHINSON – Lead Social Prescriber
  • ERICA ROWLEY – Social Prescriber