• Have you discussed the structure of your Primary Care Network?
  • Do you know what collaborative options are available?
  • Have you confirmed the Accountable Clinical Director?
  • Have you decided how the MDTs will be employed?
  • Have you completed the Network Agreement

About Primary Care Networks

A key part of the NHS long-term plan, Primary Care Networks will bring general practices together to work at scale. GP practices are expected to come together in geographical networks covering populations of approximately 30,000–50,000 patients, providing better collaboration between practices and others in the local health and social care system.

However, there is much to be decided…

Between now and 15 May, Networks will need to complete the registration form and submit a draft Network Agreement. Whilst a template is available, the detail needs to be completed so that it is tailored to your specific circumstances. You then have until 30 June to submit the final Network Agreement.

How can Capsticks help you?

As practices continue to come together, the role of the PCN will develop. Already we are seeing that there are a variety of models across the country. However, with the 15 May deadline for registration of your PCN fast approaching there are many things to consider including its form, the allocation of risk and liability, and ultimately its purpose. We offer a range of services including training to help you explore the best option for your Network.

Learn more about how Capsticks can help you here.

For more information about how we can help you, please contact Neha Shah, Puja Solanki, Sam Hopkins, or Peter Edwards.