Primary Care Anchor Networks (PCAN)

Primary Care Anchor Networks have the potential to create and sustain vibrant and healthy communities thorough increasing the recruitment of local people into Primary and Community Care roles, widening access and offering more developmental, training and educational opportunities. Through a community asset-based approach; focusing on promoting, developing and ultilising community resources in a range of ways. PCANs:

  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to align with the London NHS anchors programme objectives
  • Improve inequity and increase opportunities for underrepresented groups including those with learning disabilities, language barriers as well as those residing in hostels and the homeless
  • Support workforce and communities in recovery
  • Engage with communities to develop and endorse an effective strategy, communications and recruitment plan
  • Consider ways to contribute to reducing NHS environmental impact as well as purchasing from local partners