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PCN - Workforce

Additional workforce will be introduced and partially-funded through the Network. The number will build up over the five years, so by 2024 there should be an additional 22,000 staff in primary care as follows:

There will be some flexibility around numbers and professions within networks.

NHS England will fund 70% of each professional including their on-costs. Networks will need to fund the additional 30% themselves. The exception is social prescribers, which NHS England will fund 100% including on-costs.

The network will need to decide how the additional workforce is employed (ie by a single lead practice, by an organisation(eg a Federation or community trust) on behalf of the network, or different professionals being employed by different practices within the network). Thw workforce may be employed in these ways but must provide services for the Network rather than individual practices.

The workforce and network will be led by a Clinical Director, chosen from within the clinicians of each network. This Clinical Director will be funded – an average of a day a week for a network of 40,000 patients (including on-costs) from new funding provided by NHS England.

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Updated on 20 May 2019 447 views