About us

About Us

Our Mission Statement

UK General Practice is in a state of radical transformation. NHS England has stated an ambition for greater integration between health & social care. In NWL the Primary Care Network (PCN) has been identified as the primary unit for co-ordination & collaboration of these services (NWL ICB interpretation of Fuller Stocktake 2022).

General Practice has & will always be a complex health & social care environment & is in almost all circumstances defined by the nature & requirements of the population it serves. Variation in the mode with which services are provided between individual GP units is therefore not only to be expected but also to be encouraged when done well.

However, H&F Central PCN believes that access to services, the quality of service-provision, & integration between networks, with secondary care, with community services, with social care & with the third sector should be standardised across a network.

H&F Central PCN therefore aims to achieve the following goals:

1. Work collaboratively with other PCNs within the ICS/ICB area, to help shape & support their ICS/ICB, helping to ensure full engagement of primary care in developing & implementing local system plans

2. Develop & implement strategic plans, supporting quality improvement & performance across member practices

3. Develop & implement strategic plans for workforce development, through assessment of clinical skill-mix & development of a PCN workforce strategy

4. Implement agreed service changes & pathways & to work closely with member practices, the commissioner & other networks to develop, support & deliver local improvement programmes aligned to national priorities

5. Develop local initiatives that enable delivery of the PCN’s agenda, working with commissioners & other networks to reflect local needs & to ensure initiatives are coordinated

6. Work closely with other primary care, health & social care providers, local commissioners & LMCs

7. Participate in PCN research studies & work with local primary care research networks & research institutions

8. Contribute to the strategy & wider working of the ICS/ICB

What is a Primary Care Network?

Primary Care Networks (PCN) offer a new way of organising care, bringing together health & care services in a local area to deliver more joined up care to local populations.

PCNs will include to following services:

  • GP services
  • Pharmacies
  • Community health services
  • Mental health services
  • Adult social care
  • Voluntary organisations
Take a look at this short animation from NHS England which explains how they work.

What staff & services are available from H&F Central PCN?

  • Pharmacy services
  • Podiatry services
  • Dietitian services
  • Social prescriber
  • Paramedic/home visiting services

What practices are part of H&F Central PCN?

  • Ashchurch Surgery
  • Hammersmith Surgery
  • North Fulham Surgery
  • Sterndale Surgery
  • West Kensington GP Surgery

Our Team

Mr Mike Archer

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Paul Skinner

GP Principal – West Kensington GP Surgery

PCN Clinical Director

Dr Paula Fernandes 

Senior GP Partner – Hammersmith Surgery

PCN Director

Dr Nemonique Sam 

Senior GP Partner – North Fulham Surgery

PCN Director

Dr Kamal Winayak

Senior GP Partner – Ashchurch Surgery

PCN Director

Dr James Jensen-Martin

Senior GP Partner – Sterndale Surgery

PCN Director