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Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown, and people are living longer. Many people are living with long-term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease or suffer with mental health issues - and may need to access their local health services more often. 

To meet these needs, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in Primary Care Networks.

Primary Care Networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

In Halton, there are two Primary Care Networks. Any queries with respect to Primary Care Networks in Halton should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Runcorn Primary Care Network (Director: Dr G O'Hare)

  • Brookvale Practice
  • Castlefields Health Centre*
  • Grove House Practice
  • Murdishaw Health Centre
  • Tower House Practice
  • Weavervale Practice

Widnes Primary Care Network (Director: Dr P Hurst)

  • Appleton Village Surgery
  • Beeches Medical Centre
  • Bevan Group Practice
  • Hough Green Health Park
  • Newtown Surgery
  • Oaks Place Surgery
  • Peelhouse Medical Plaza*
  • Upton Rocks Primary Care

*The name of the entity that the Core Network Practices within this Network nominate to receive funding under the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) from the commissioner.

Find out more about the benefits of Primary Care Networks.