About Five Elms PCN
Formed in 2019, Five Elms Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration of five GP Surgeries in Bromley, Biggin Hill, and Locksbottom, Orpington.
We pride ourselves on offering our patients the best care possible by working in collaboration with our allied health care professionals across the network.
Five Elms PCN offers and supports in-house training of Nurses, Physician Associates, and GPs, and, as an educational hub for health care professionals, can offer the best and most proactive forms of learning .
By working together we are able to offer our services at times that may be more flexible for our patients across the PCN.
Providing you with the best clinicians for the best care
Five Elms PCN has a wide and diverse mix of highly experienced General Practitioners that all share the same aspiration to provide the best possible care to their patients. All our GP's involve and collaborate in multidisciplinary team work including nursing and other allied healthcare professionals in the care of their patients
We have an expansive range of experienced Nurses with various skills and expertise. The majority of our Nurses have over 10 years’ experience in Practice Nursing. Some specialise in chronic disease management such as Diabetes, COPD and Asthma. All our Nurses are fully equipped in running day to day treatment room duties.
Our clinical pharmacists are responsible for reviewing medication and dealing with medication queries. They work very closely with prescription clerks at the practices, pharmacists in medicines management and optimisation as well as liaising with community pharmacists to ensure that high-quality care and safe prescribing is maintained.
We currently have two Social Prescribers working across our network providing valuable social care to their patients. Both Social Prescribers are a key element of our multi-disciplinary team (MDT), who ensure your healthcare is managed holistically.
Five Elms PCN has 2 Care Coordinators who are responsible for bridging the gap between patients and healthcare professionals to organise a personalised care plan centred around what matters to you.
We are currently training a Nursing Associate who is undergoing University education and practical placements within a range of settings across South East London
The PCN has a Paramedic working across the network and spends equal times in our 5 member Practices. An additional Paramedic is being recruited at the moment with a view to establishing a team of 3 over the next 12 months.
Five Elms is looking to employ a Physician Associate to work across the network. Their role is to provide care for patients from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care under the supervision of a GP
Mental Health Practitioner
Five Elms PCN has now employed a Mental Health Practitioner. They work closely with other PCN based roles to help address the potential range of biopsychosocial needs of patients with mental health problems e.g., with clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support.
The PCN has recruited a First Contact Physiotherapist who will be joining the team in September 2023.
Advanced Care Practitioner
The PCN has recruited an ACP who will be joining the team on the 26th August 2023 - Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) come from a variety of professional backgrounds including nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, paramedics and occupational therapy. They are experienced healthcare professionals with a Masters level award or equivalent who have developed their skills and knowledge to take on expanded roles and scopes of patient care
Health & Wellbeing Coach
We have just hired a new Health and Wellbeing Coach. They work with patients to help them achieve personal, fitness and lifestyle goals. Our coach provides personalised lifestyle support, helping patients to increase activity levels, improve eating habits and maintain the long-term changes they need to improve their health and wellbeing.