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Primary Care Networks

33 results found for: primary care networks

Report calls for collaboration within new care structures

It calls for more scope for collaboration between pharmacy, primary care networks and ICSs.

NHSE: Pharmacy must speak 'as one' to gain power

Community pharmacies need to speak 'as one' to gain greater influence within primary care, a senior NHS England official has said. 

Data points to rapid growth in PCN pharmacist workforce

The number of full-time pharmacist positions being filled in the PCN sector grew more than tenfold in the year to March 2021, NHS data indicates.

Primary care networks in the spotlight

Adam Siwak looks at primary care network companies and their relationship with pharmacy.

PCN heads want more autonomy to meet local needs, says report

An NHS Confederation report reveals primary care network leaders are concerned about their freedom to meet local health needs.   

98% of GPs sign up to new PCN contract

Almost all GP practices in England have signed up to the new primary care network (PCN) contract for next year, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Can community pharmacists write business cases for PCNs?

NPA board member Reena Barai questions whether community pharmacists can write primary care network business cases. 

Interview: Reena Barai

Do independent pharmacists have the skills to succeed in primary care networks, asks NPA board member Reena Barai.

PSNC 'very close' to agreeing funding for next year

Simon Dukes has provided an update on progress on the first annual contract review.

Pharmacy leads elected for 40 PCNs in North East London

The elected pharmacy leads for 40 primary care networks in North East London have been revealed.

Save money by merging LPCs say trade bodies

Pharmacy trade bodies recommend a reduction in the number of LPCs to save money and improve support.

LPC holds elections to decide PCN pharmacist leads

North East London LPC is holding elections to decide the pharmacist leads for all 40 primary care networks in the area.

PCN expectations ‘unrealistic’ say pharmacy bodies

NHS England & Improvement has been criticised as having “unrealistic” expectations of pharmacists beginning to work in PCNs.

Are LPCs helping you to engage with PCNs?

Is your local pharmaceutical committee supporting you adequately as you try to engage with primary care networks?

Steve Brine: “Madness” to do more work for same money

Brine says it would be “madness” for the government to expect pharmacists to do more work for the same or less money.

GPs take the lead in 96% of PCNs

The leadership of primary care networks is dominated by doctors, with other primary care professionals almost entirely absent.

Community pharmacies 'must collaborate, not compete' on PCNs

Community pharmacists must resist the urge to compete with one another and collaborate, the Pharmacy Show heard.

Will NHSE give LPCs £3.9m for PCN integration, Warner asked

The deputy chief pharmaceutical officer was put on the spot at the Pharmacy Show.

PCN integration guidance published today

Guidance to help LPCS and pharmacy contractors engage with primary care networks is being issued today.

Interview: Michael Lennox

Most local pharmaceutical committees have made a start on their primary care network journey says Michael Lennox. 

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