Primary Care Networks Video Podcasts
The introduction of the changes to the GP Contract on 1st April 2019 are arguably the most significant for many years. The introduction of State Backed Indemnity was essential not only to address the rising costs of indemnity for GPs but also to secure a better future for general practice in terms of recruitment and retention.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are very important in terms of securing additional investment for primary care and also incentivising the transforming of general practice and primary care to work at scale but to build on the strengths of general practice and to secure an important leadership role.
Nigel Watson and Carole Cusack have recorded a number of short video podcasts to explain some of the frequently asked questions.
For general info on PCN's please see here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/primary-care-networks/
- What is a PCN?
- Why is it a DES?
- An explanation about the funding for PCNs, the £1.76 and £1.50.
- Why has extended opening gone to PCNs?
- Who are the partners in a PCN?
- Do practices have the right to join a PCN?
- What happens if a practice doesn't want to join a PCN?
- Can a practice change PCNs?
- What about cross boundaries issues?
- What is the role of federations?
- What are the risks?
- Who can hold the PCN bank account?
- What are the risks about VAT?
- Who should employ new staff?
- What are staff budgets?
- What are the issues with sub-contracting?
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