Primary Care Networks
This is a link to the BMA's extensive guidance on PCNs. The pages are regularly updated and cover topics including:
- PCN handbook and top tips
- What you need to become a PCN
- Decision making
- Data sharing
- Tax guidance
Update to the GP Contract Agreement 2020/21-2023/24 (February 2020)
Published by the BMA and NHS England, this document details the revised PCN DES specifications published in February 2020.
This is NHSE's summary of responses to the consultation on the PCN DES Draft Specifications. The consultation ran between December 2019 and January 2020.
This is the BMA's report on the results of their survey of PCN clinical directors which asked for their views on how the process of embedding PCNs is going.
This is a summary prepared by the BMA of the five draft national service specifications.
Draft Primary Care Networks DES Specification Summary (January 2020)
This is a summary prepared by the LMC of the five national service specifications of the GP contract which will be delivered by PCNs from April 2020.
Primary Care Networks - Update for Clinical Directors (January 2020)
This is the first in a series of updates published by Humberside LMCs designed to provide an update on the latest position with PCNs and to give a steer as to the main steps and deadlines to meet in the coming months.
This guidance document provides information on the additional roles reimbursement scheme, including the process by which Primary Care Networks (PCNs) can claim reimbursement for additional staff.
These documents are templates for the purposes of facilitating discussions within a Primary Care Network in relation to data sharing and data processing to support delivery of the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service. The templates have been jointly agreed between NHS England and GPC England.
This document has been jointly published by the BMA and NHS England and offers guidance on the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. This is the mechanism for PCNs to access funding to support recruitment across five reimbursable roles: clinical pharmacists, social prescribing link workers, physician associates, physiotherapists and paramedics.
This guidance explains the options open to practices when employing staff for a PCN. Published by GPDF, commissioned from Penningtons Manches Cooper.
This is a set of resources created by NHS England to support social prescribing, including a summary guide, reference guide for PCNs, and a welcome and induction pack.
This guidance from the BMA aims to provide advice to GPs, practices, PCNs, LMCs and federations on engaging with sessional GPs and ensuring they are represented in the PCN sphere and in PCN discussions.