Primary Care Networks (PCN)
The BMA GP (England) committee and NHS England have agreed, through the national contract negotiations, for the development and rollout of PCNs (primary care networks).
PCNs are groups of GP practices working more closely together, with other primary and community care staff and health and care organisations, providing integrated services to their local populations.
From April 2019, individual GP practices will be able to establish or join PCNs covering populations of between 30,000 to 50,000 (with some flexibility). A DES (directed enhanced service) will support the development of PCNs and will cover a number of areas, including funding for the provision of additional workforce and services that the PCN will be required to provide.
|Presentation about PCNs at the PPG Network meeting on 23/04/2019
Hugo Luck, Deputy Director of Primary and Community Care
NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG (Part of the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance)
|BMA Primary Care Network Handbook
This handbook has been created to give advice and options to groups of practices looking to establish and develop a primary care network.
An Animation about Primary Care Networks