All of the new documents can be found at https://www.gpdf.org.uk/gpdf-news
The individual guidance documents are:
Guidance on Structuring Your Primary Care Network: Guidance Note
Covers subjects such as: relationship between participating GP practices; the flow of funding under the Network Agreement; liabilities; the employment of additional staff; and VAT implications.
Summary - Structuring Your Primary Care Network: Advice Note
Provides a summary of guidance on structuring your Primary Care Network
Guidance Note 1 - Completing the Mandatory Network Agreement with its Schedules (2)
This short note supplements the fuller guidance published by NHS England in the Network Agreement itself and elsewhere.
Guidance Note 2 - Employment & Pensions
Guidance on ensuring there is a workable, straight forward structure for employing ‘Additional Roles’ staff which does not attract VAT liability.
Guidance Note 3 - Governance, Accountability, Liabilities & Internal Arrangements
Covers accountability of network practices for the performance of network activity, and ways to ensure a fair distribution of any risks.
Guidance Note 4 - Contracts, Sub-Contracts & Service Delivery
An overview of how contract structures will fit together for PCNs and some considerations on service delivery.
Guidance Note 5 – VAT and Funding Implications
Explains the VAT and funding implications for each of the PCN models proposed by NHS England, and how to mitigate the risk of a VAT liability.
Guidance Note 6 – Clinical Director
Covers the issue of who should engage the Clinical Director and whether this engagement should be employment or self-employment.