Welcome to Chester East PCN

Working together to meet your needs

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, GP practices are working together with the community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

Please see our Health and Wellbeing Strategy below:

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What is a Primary Care Network?

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

Each of the 1,250 PCNs across England are based on GP registered patient lists, typically serving natural communities of between 30,000 to 50,000 people (with some flexibility). They are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both people and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between GP practices and others in the local health and social care system. 

PCNs are led by clinical directors and our Clinical Director is Dr Patricia McLeod.

Chester East PCN is a Limited Company Registration Number – 15403796.

Areas we cover:

The 4 Practices in Chester East Primary Care Network are:

– Boughton Health Centre
– Park Medical Centre
– Heath Lane Medical Centre
– Upton Village Surgery 

Watch a short animation from NHS England that explains how PCNs work

Our Practices

Here you can find out more information about the 4 GP Practices that make up Chester East PCN. For more information on each practice please click on ‘visit website’ to open the individual practice website.

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Boughton Health Centre

Hoole Lane, Boughton, Chester, CH2 3DP

Tel. 01244 325421

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Park Medical Centre

Shavington Ave, Newton Ln, Chester, CH2 3RD

Tel. 01244 324136 


Heath Lane Medical Centre

Heath Lane, Boughton Heath, Chester, CH3 5UJ

Tel. 01244 563105 

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Upton Village Surgery

Wealstone Lane, Upton, Chester, CH2 1HD

Tel. 01244 382238 

Meet the Team

As a PCN, we aim to focus on the wider health of our local population and take a proactive stance towards the management of our patients health requirements. You may be more used to seeing us as individual practices but by working together as a PCN we are able to share services to benefit our population that we couldn’t do as individual practices.

The addition of more supplementary roles to our general practice teams allows all of our patients to be seen by a health care professional with the right expertise, at the right time, in order to better patient outcomes. These team members work across all four of the practices and our receptionists will help signpost you to the appropriate team member to make sure you receive the best and most appropriate care.

It also enables our GPs to focus their skills where they are required the most, for example, in diagnosing and treating patients with the most complex conditions.

Meet our Clinical Director
Dr Patricia McLeod

As Clinical Director Dr McLeod plays a vital role in developing the PCN to meet its key aims and objectives: helping to create the strategic plans and improve the quality of services delivered across the PCN.

Our PCN Team

PCN Admin Coordinator
Becky Francis

PCN Development Manager
Emma Wright

Our Service Team

Clinical Pharmacist
Gareth Malson
Boughton Health Centre

Clinical Pharmacist
Samantha Regan
Boughton Health Centre

Clinical Pharmacist
Debbie Hollywood

Clinical Pharmacist
Jenny Jones
Upton Village Surgery

Clinical Pharmacist
Sam McGovern Scott

Wellbeing Coordinator
Milanda Manger

Mental Health Link Worker
James Fergus PCN

Social Prescribing Link Worker
Louise Gough

Mental Health Practitioner
Debbie Murray

Phil Carbrel
Boughton, Heath Lane & Park

Carolyn Pollard
Boughton Health Centre

Muhammad Ayaz
Upton Village Surgery

Ricky Harrison
Boughton Health Centre

Nancy Holmwood
Heath Lane Medical Centre

Care Coordinator
Meleen Rivington
Boughton Health Centre

Care Coordinator
Dawn Turnstall
Upton Village Surgery

Care Coordinator
Claire Jones
Heath Lane Medical Centre

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