About Us

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, practices have begun working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary care networks.

Primary care networks build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively care for the people and communities they serve. Where emerging primary care networks are in place in parts of the country, there are clear benefits for patients and clinicians.

Primary care networks are based on GP registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000. They are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between practices and others in the local health and social care system.

Meet the Team

The Kendal Primary Care Network is made up of representatives from the GP practices in Kendal.

Dr Ed Clarke

PCN Clinical Director and GP Partner at James Cochrane Practice. 

Matt Loveland

Kendal Primary Care Network Manager

Dr Amy Lee

GP Partner at Captain French Surgery

Dr Shawn Gibson

GP Partner at Captain French Surgery

Linda Farish

Practice Manager at Captain French Surgery

Dr Richard Russell

GP Partner at James Cochrane Practice

Dr Paul Atkinson

GP Partner at James Cochrane Practice

Adrian Eglington

Practice Manager at James Cochrane Practice

Dr Andrew Holme

GP Partner at Station House Surgery

Dr Susan Frost

GP Partner at Station House Surgery

Julie Badley

Practice Manager at Station House Surgery

Jeanette Cawley

Practice Manager at Station House Surgery

Angela Speak

Social Prescriber

Diane Barker

Social Prescriber

Emily Armer

Pharmacy Technician

Simon Holliday

First Contact Physiotherapist

Alison Nicholson

Queen’s Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Kendal ICC