About us

About Us

PICS provides services for NHS patients and support for GPs and primary care networks 

We co-create services with GPs and commissioners to meet the health and wellbeing needs of our local communities. Our expert management and administrative support for Practices and Primary Care Networks enables our partnerships to make a difference. 

PICS staff work within their own communities to help people live healthier lives, feel better and be active in the community and economy. 

We believe clinicians design the most effective care for their patients. Collaborative ways of working builds pathways between primary, secondary, community and social services.

Safe and effective services deliver value for money for the NHS and tax payer. Our work is evidence-led and staff always put patients first.

Our values

The core value ‘We Care’ defines our culture and approach. It is underpinned by six more values which guide how we work everyday.

Integrated, whole-life approach

We form pathways between primary, secondary, social and community care to ensure seamless, integrated care between all the services a patient may use. We are fully connected to relevant local authority, care and health systems in order to share records and ensure prompt referrals. We are a trusted partner.

Our multi-disciplinary teams share their specialist skills so that patients with specific needs benefit from personalised care. Our frailty specialists work closely with teams responding to acute and long term conditions, in the community and in care and residential homes, recognising that people with thin skin respond differently to treatment, for example.

We work closely with consultants in hospitals, GPs, carers, and social care workers to reduce the number of referrals and waits for appointments. Our approach is proven to reduce GP and administrative workloads, reduce hospital admissions, and reduce the costs of care. For example, our award winning Acute Home Visiting Service saved hospitals over £8 million in three years.

Community care

Enable independence: We work with patients with respiratory issues, heart failure or diabetes to help them home from hospital, and provide a monitor service to treat heart conditions and avoid further or urgent hospital treatment. We work with older patients and those with complex needs to live independently for longer.

Provide specialist care in the community: We support patients to plan in case of emergencies which prevent them from communicating their wishes for their clinical care and we support them to be where they prefer to be towards the end of their life. The Gynaecology service provides an alternative community setting for first and follow up appointments and appropriate procedures, reaching women earlier and in a more accessible way.

Positively manage long-term conditions: We empower and educate people with long term respiratory conditions to reduce their levels of pain, reduce dependency on drugs and cope with the side effects of those, improving their wellbeing and mental health, and help them feel stronger.

Primary Care

Overseeing local primary care: We oversee GP Practices and health centres, working closely with doctors, nurses and practice teams to drive up the standards of patient care, improve safety and patient experience, and support staff to foster a secure and positive environment. We produce evidence-based governance frameworks, and provide a bank of staff, advice and support to achieve safe, stable and sustainable services. We run clinical projects for our partners, including an award-winning service to care for patients acute, urgent needs in their own homes.

Suppling expert services and teams for GP Practices: We schedule care provision for evenings, weekends and bank holidays to open up appointments for patients at times more convenient for them while keeping running costs for individual practices down. We provide salaried, locum GPs for Practices who need them to continue to run services. We provide independent, evidence-based advices on Practice models, procedures and processes so that GPs can run efficient, integrated services, and design and commission the services they know their patients need.

Non-core members of PCNs: We support and advise Clinical Directors of PCNs with their financial and administrative responsibilities. We recruit and employ staff for the PCNs and are developing clinical supervision models to support them. Our Leadership Team works closely with the PCN Boards to help design and integrate new roles and services within primary and community care settings. 

PICS provides professional management services including recruitment, employment systems, finance, training, project and service development and communications. We support federations of approximately 70 General Practices who are within 11 Primary Care Networks in: Ashfield North; Ashfield South; Mansfield North; Rosewood (Mansfield South); Newark; Sherwood; Byron (Hucknall); Arnold & Calverton; Arrow Health (Carlton); Synergy Health; and Nottingham West.

Our Partners

To co-create solutions that are fully integrated into the whole system and meet the strategic objectives of the NHS, we are involved in local strategic decision making and planning. We are members of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System and Nottinghamshire Nursing and Midwifery Cabinet and we are Board Members for the South Nottinghamshire and Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnerships.

We care about ensuring productive and long term relationships with our partners and we invest in partnership working. Our collaborative and federation approach respects the independence and specialist expertise of our partners, and we work together to enhance the health and wellbeing of our shared communities.

Our Partners

  • Age UK
  • Beaumont House Hospice
  • BMI – The Park Hospital Nottingham
  • Breathe Easy British Lung Foundation
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Connect Health
  • Connected Nottinghamshire
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Diagnostic Healthcare
  • Health Education England
  • Insight Healthcare
  • John Eastwood Hospice
  • NEMS
  • NHS England and Innovation
  • Nottingham City General Practice Alliance
  • Nottinghamshire Hospice
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Social Services
  • Nottinghamshire Fire Service
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Partners Health
  • Red Cross
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Nottingham

Where we work

PICS provides a variety of services across Nottinghamshire for a population of over 1 million people and across Nottinghamshire’s Integrated Care System. 

Mansfield North PCN
Bull Farm Surgery
Meden Medical Services (PICS is a Partner)
Oakwood Surgery
Orchard Medical Practice
Pleasley Surgery
St Peters Medical Practice
Sandy Lane Surgery
Rosewood PCN (Mansfield North)
Acorn Medical Practice
Churchside Medical Practice
Forest Medical
Millview Surgery
Roundwood Surgery
Ashfield South PCN
Ashfield House (Annesley)
Family Medical Centre (Kirkby)
Health Care Complex, Kirkby
Jacksdale Medical Centre
Kirkby Community Primary Care Centre
Kirkby Health Centre
Lowmoor Road Surgery
Selston Surgery
Ashfield North PCN
Brierley Park Medical Centre
Kings Medical Centre
Skegby Family Medical Practice
Willowbrook Medical Practice
Woodlands Medical Practice
Newark PCN
Fountain Medical Centre
Balderton Primary Care Centre
Barnby Gate Surgery
Southwell Medical Centre
Collingham Medical Centre
Hounsfield Surgery
Lombard Medical Centre
Sherwood PCN
Abbey Medical Group
Bilsthorpe Surgery
Hill View Surgery
Major Oak Medical Centre
Middleton Lodge Practice
Rainworth Health Centre
Sherwood Medical Partnership
Nottingham North and East
Gedling District
Arnold and Calverton PCN
The Calverton Practice
Highcroft Surgery
Stenhouse Medical Centre
Arrow Health PCN
Daybrook Medical Practice
The Ivy Medical Group includes Branches at Wheatsheaf Court Burton Joyce, Frankland Road Lowdham
Peacock Healthcare
Plains View Surgery
Unity Surgery
Westdale Lane Surgery
Hucknall District
Byron PCN
Oakenhall Medical Practice
The Om Surgery
Torkard Hill Medical Centre
Whyburn Medical Practice (PICS is a Partner)
Synergy Health PCN
The Jubilee Practice
Park House Medical Centre
Trentside Medical Group
West Oak Surgery