Hitchin and Whitwell Primary Care Network

Hitchin and Whitwell Primary Care Network or PCN is made up four local GP surgeries:


  • Portmill Surgery
  • Bancroft Medical Centre
  • Regal Chambers Surgery
  • Whitwell Surgery


Throughout the PCN we get a host of different services. Please visit the PCN website for more information, or scroll down to see which memebers of the PCN team you might see at Portmill Surgery. 

Working together

The PCN allows the surgeries involved to work more collaboratively and to try to build services that are right for our community. So far the PCN has been able to deliver the Covid Vaccine Centre, Extended Access appointments in Hitchin, a Carers Café and employ staff for services like First Contact Physiotherapists, Soical Prescribers and Care Co-Ordinators.


The PCN has also given us the opportunity to relaunch our Patient Participation Group (PPG) alongside those of the other surgeries, which has allowed us to host educational events and gather more insight and engagement from our patients than we have been able to do individually.Click here to learn more about our PPG.


Extended Access

Hitchin and Whitwell PCN host appointments from 6.30pm-8pm every Monday -Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and 9am-5pm every Saturday at Portmill Surgery

The surgery will not be open for other enquiries during this time and reception staff will be unable to access your records during these times.

There is a mix of GP, Advanced Nurse Parctitioner, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant and Clinical Pharmacist appointments and can only be booked through your registered surgery.

If you are unable to come and see us during our core hours, these are a great alternative.

Please click here for more information on the Hitchin and Whitwell PCN webiste.   

The PCN produces regular newsleters to keep patients updated on what the PCN is up to. Please see below to sign up for our newsletters or to read any of the previous issues.


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