PCN Name: Eden
Network Population: 54,632
Clinical Director: Dr Dominic Arnold
Interim PCN Operations Contact: Rachael Somerville 

The Network covers the locations of:
Alston, Appleby, Penrith, Low Hesket, Glenridding, Kirkoswald, Shap, Temple Sowerby and Kirkby Stephen.

See below for links to the GP websites which cover this area.

Alston Medical Practice
The Surgery Cottage Hospital
01434 381214
CH (Cumbria Health) Practice

Appleby Medical Practice
The Riverside Building
Chapel Street
CA16 6QR
017683 51584

Birbeck Medical Group
Penrith Health Centre
Bridge Lane
CA11 8HW
01768 214620

Court Thorn Surgery
Low Hesket
016974 73548

Glenridding Health Centre
CA11 0PD
017684 82297
CH (Cumbria Health) Practice

Kirkoswald Surgery
CA10 1DQ
01768 898560

Shap Medical Practice
Shap Health Centre
Peggy Nut Croft
CA10 3LW
01931 716230

Temple Sowerby Medical Practice
Linden Park
Temple Sowerby
CA10 1RW
017683 61232

The Lakes Medical Practice
Penrith Health Centre
Bridge Lane Penrith
CA11 8HW
01768 214345

The Upper Eden Medical Practice
The Health Centre
Silver Street
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4RB
017683 71369
CH (Cumbria Health) Practice 


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Eden PCN - Praise from Patients 3.png "She was the first and only person to listen, she gave us time and the space to talk about dad, his illness, his care, ourselves, our worries, our fears."
Eden - Praise from Patients 4.png "Michelle was superb. Clearly a professional at the peak of her game. I was very impressed with the way she spoke to both dad and myself."
Eden - Praise from Patients 5.png "My wife was rather stressed about meeting someone new but Lynne was very kind, caring and reassuring during the whole consultation."
Eden - Praise from Patients 6.png "Attending the class has helped me make new friends and given me more confidence."
Eden - Praise from Patients 7.png "Being 70 I was very apprehensive about using this method of appointment. I was pleasantly surprised. The Physiotherapist was excellent, kind, caring and very thorough. I have now received my exercises and look forward to hopefully becoming pain free.
Thank you.


The iCAT Team are members of a Community Support Team, working on behalf of the ten GP practices in the Eden Valley. 

If you are struggling with any of the below, the team can assist in signposting you to the appropriate service:

•    Do you struggle with personal care, bathing etc?
•    Would you benefit from equipment such as grab rails, raised toilet seat?
•    Are you struggling with shopping or cooking?
•    Have you fallen recently? 
•    Are you a carer and struggling? 
•    Are you worried about your memory? 
•    Have you had a full benefit / income check?
•    Would you like support from bereavement groups or services? 
•    Would you benefit from the Handyperson DIY scheme?
•    Have you had a home safety check i.e. fire alarm, door locks etc?
•    Are you Isolated? are you lonely? Would you like to get out more? 

We also offer support to identify groups or activities to over come isolation and loneliness. 
And many more… 

The iCAT Team will visit you at home to undertake a care plan and assess any unmet needs.

The care co-ordinator will; Work closely with your GP, carers and family to ensure you receive the best possible care.

How to contact:
Email: nencicb-cu.epcncarecoordinator@nhs.net
Telephone: 0194685333 option 6, ask to speak to iCAT Team

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Tracey Mathison, Tracey Sowerby, Lynne Henderson, Nicky McGarrigle, Claire Parker, Michelle Asquith

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who are supported and developed by Dementia UK. Admiral Nurses provide families with tailored clinical advice and physiological support.

They focus on the family as a whole, including making sure carers have the support and skills they need. They can provide specialist carer education or training and help families access respite care and vital support services. 

How can an Admiral Nurse help me?
Admiral Nurses are qualified nurses with a professional specialism in dementia. Their extensive knowledge and experience means they can support people with dementia and their families through the most complex of situations.

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Lucy Money

The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
What can you expect from your appointment?

The initial appointment will be via a video link or telephone and you are given the opportunity for an assessment on your problem.

Contact your GP for an appointment.

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Pippa Tallis, Tom Sugden, Niles Killgren, Patricia Anderson

Allan Anderson, Lucy Parker, Bethan Nicholson & Emma Watson

LINK is Cumbria’s Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing service for 5-19 year olds. We work in Partnership between Primary Care Networks and Barnardos. The Service was co-designed and co-produced with young people during lockdown and launched September 2020. LINK works with young people to set goals, link to communities, provide well-being support and allows time and space to talk about what’s important to them.
Who can refer? 
Children and young people living in Eden or one of our other areas can be referred by their GP, school or another professional.
What can be expected from support? 
Our approach is flexible, adaptable and has four main pathways; Co-ordination, community, school and 1:1 support. We work using the Barnardos CSSO framework which is strengths based and puts the young person in the driving seat in terms of their goals and what they want from the support. We meet young people where they are at in terms of their individual needs.
How to get in touch/find out more? 
You can get in touch via linkcumbria@barnardos.org.uk or speak to your GP.
We are also ‘@linkcumbria’ on Instagram and ‘LINK Cumbria' on Facebook.

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Allan Anderson, Lucy Parker, Bethan Nicholson & Emma Watson