Watling Street Network PCN

What is a Primary Care Network?

A Primary Care Network (PCN) is where like-minded practices come together to work together and provide some joined up services.


A PCN will generally oversee practice populations of between 30,000-70,000.

While nationally there is a big push for practices to come together and provide joined up services

there is no desire, intention or motivation to merge our practices but by networking we are able to benefit from creating and sharing extra services working in and with our practices.



The drive to network came of out the national Integrated Care System.


NHS organisations and local authorities in different parts of England have come together to develop 'place-based plans' for the future of health and care services in their area.


Milton Keynes is part of the BLMK ICS - BLMK means Bedford, Luton & Milton Keynes.


The Watling Street Network Primary Care Network

Introduction and Background

The Watling Street Network (WSN) is a Primary Care Network (PCN) of Practices within the current CCG area of Milton Keynes. 


Purpose and scope

The purpose of the WSN is to design and commission services and health care pathways for the patients of our member practices where we find working together is better than working alone.

Further we will work together with back office functions where appropriate.

WSN is committed to working with the Local Authority and Public Health to reduce health inequalities across Milton Keynes.


Vision and Principles

We hold that cost effective health care commissioning arises from clinically led service design with direct involvement from each of our member practices, the patients they serve, the local specialists we refer to and the local council authority who are responsible for our patient’s social wellbeing.

We also hold that successful clinical outcomes can be promoted through peer led accountability amongst clinicians conducted in a constructive and educational manner.



To design, commission and monitor cost effective health care pathways to maximise measurable patient health outcomes.

To promote best practice through constructive, education-focused, peer support and accountability.

To involve all stakeholders including practices, patients, specialist providers and the local council authority in our commissioning intentions.

The Watling Street Network PCN Privacy Notices

Milton Keynes Primary Care Networks


Member Practices

The Watling Street Network

Stony Medical Centre |  Watling Vale Medical Centre  |  Hilltops Medical Centre

The Crown

Redhouse Surgery |  Whaddon Medical Centre |  Cobbs Garden Practice |  Water Eaton Health Centre

The South West Network Bedford St / Furzton Surgery  |  Westfield Road Surgery |  Parkside Medical Centre |  Westcroft Health Centre 


Stonedean Practice |  Wolverton Health Centre |  Sovereign Medical Centre | Purbeck Health Centre |  Neath Hill Health Centre |  Oakridge Park Medical Centre


Ashfield Health Centre |  Gove Surgery | CMK Medical Practice | MK Village Practice 

The Bridge

Newport Pagnell Medical Centre |  Kingfisher Surgery |  Brooklands Health Centre


Walnut Tree Health Centre | Fishermead Medical Centre | Asplands Medical Centre