How To… PCNs – Everything you Need to Know

Education & Events

How To... PCNs - Everything you Need to Know

Event Summary

Our ‘How to…’ modules are aimed at decision makers and leaders, partners and all GPs and FULLY FUNDED by the levy for Wessex Practices.

Tuesday, 18 June
09:30 - 12:30
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr James Gransby
Mr James Gransby
Speaker & Trainer
Miss Lisa Harding
Miss Lisa Harding
Speaker & Trainer
 Nils Christiansen
Nils Christiansen
Speaker & Trainer
Dr Will Howard
Dr Will Howard
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log in to Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 12:30


Our ‘How to…’ modules are aimed at decision makers and leaders, partners and all GPs and FULLY FUNDED by the levy for Wessex Practices. These are practical sessions which will get to the bottom of exactly what you need to know with the help of our Wessex LMCs team plus some experts in their field of law, finance, leadership and premises


This module will cover:

  • What is a PCN?    
  • PCN DES 
  • PCN Funding 
  • PCN Workforce - ARRS


This webinar will cover all areas from the basics to more advanced decision making, including discussion around the alternative forms that PCNs can take. We will also do some problems solving with frequently asked questions that might arise, and the audience will have the opportunity to vote for areas they would like covered in a Q&A session.

Other Webinars in the Series

Why not book onto the other webinars in the series (please make a separate booking for each event you wish to attend)

Tuesday 30th January 2024: How To… understand & apply the regulations. An overview of the NHS & NHS contracts

Tuesday 27th February 2024: How To... Understand finance – the income streams and efficiencies  

Tuesday 19th March 2024: How To... assess leadership & success, understand ‘well-led’ and how to apply it

Tuesday 16 April 2024: How To... Legal considerations to running a Partnership, Partnership agreements, preventing disputes & the role of interpersonal mediation

Thursday 9th May 2024: How To... Premises – how to unpick the detail

This webinar will be recorded and will be available to access afterwards here (free for Wessex LMC members and £20 for non members.)

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr James Gransby
Mr James Gransby

James is a Partner in Accounts and Business Advisory Services at Azets

Miss Lisa Harding
Miss Lisa Harding
Director of Primary Care

Lisa joined Wessex LMCs in 2012. Her experience in Primary Care commissioning and working closely with practice teams has been invaluable in enabling her to develop her role at the LMC.

 Nils Christiansen
Nils Christiansen
Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Nils Christiansen is the Managing Partner and co-founder of DR Solicitors.

Responsible for the overall strategy, operations, management and development of the firm, Nils is also an acknowledged expert on the NHS regulations and has formed strong networks with other primary healthcare professionals.

Dr Will Howard
Dr Will Howard
Medical Director & GP Retainer

Will is a GP in Hampshire where he has been a Partner since 2002. He works in Coastal Medical Partnership which is a recently merged super-partnership. He is a trainer and has been the Executive Partner for Coastal until he joined the LMC last year as a Medical Director. Will trained in London qualifying from UCL and Middlesex Medical School in 1997, and has worked in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire as a GP, trainee and junior doctor.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £250.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


Further Dates