Primary Care Networks

GP practices working together to share expertise and resources over a wider geographical area.


The 10 GP practices in Portsmouth work together in five Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to share expertise and resources over a wider geographical area.

This means that practices can offer a wider range of services to patients than they could have as a single practice. It will provide patients with faster and more efficient access to the right care and support.

Our Primary Care Networks

PCN namePracticesPopulationClinical Director
BrunelUni-City Medical Practice, The Lighthouse Group Practice, East Shore Medical Group44,703Dr Linda Collie
Island CityIsland City Practice, Derby Road Practice53,469Dr Joe Shimbart
PortsdownPortsdown Group Practice62,386Dr Karen Kyd
Portsmouth NorthThe Drayton Surgery, Kirklands Surgery32,240Dr Mark Swindells
Portsmouth South CoastTrafalgar Medical Group Practice, Craneswater Group Practice38,700Dr Shruti Singh
Raw total: 231,498

Teams of healthcare professionals

Each PCN have teams of healthcare professionals to provide tailored care for patients in their community. Roles include:

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Community paramedics
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social prescribers

Find out more about the different roles within our GP practice teams.