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A brief guide to PCN finance

It’s now a couple of months since Primary Care Networks (PCNs) came into being, and by now practices will have received their first payments via Open Exeter (at the end of July). To assist your planning further, especially considering the mountains of PCN admin that’s been put on us, the Practice Index PLUS PCN finance document

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What to look out for before signing a PCN agreement

What to look out for before signing a PCN agreement

Things are moving fast – some would say too fast – in establishing primary care networks.  Amidst all the speculation and comment in the rush to get the networks set up, it is essential that practices understand what they are signing up to. Specialist medical accountant Bob Senior explains what to watch out for. Don’t

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Early stages to establishing a successful network

When we discuss networking, we’re often talking about networking as individuals, building relationships and sharing experiences, expertise and contacts. So what approach is being taken towards Primary Care Networks (PCNs), and how are you going to ensure your network’s going to succeed? The approach should be very similar. If it’s going to succeed, member practices

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Primary Care Networks contract changes

Capsticks Solicitors‘ Partner Peter Edwards and Legal Director Neha Shah, have prepared a short blog for Practice Index addressing some of the questions they are receiving from GPs and practice managers on Primary Care Networks and staffing issues. By 15 May 2019, Practices will need to provide the CCG with the following information: the names and

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PCN – Mandatory network agreement

PCN Mandatory Network agreement

By Naomi Hefford The network agreement has got a lot of us very busy and probably a little anxious, but it’s really quite a simple thing when you break it down. Also, that rather daunting deadline of 15th May is not as bad as it seems, as you don’t have to submit your “completed” agreement

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The ultimate Primary Care Network (PCN) start-up kit [PLUS]

We first learned about Primary Care Networks last summer when ‘PCN’ became the new buzzword, but what it would come to mean was unclear. When the new contract came out at the start of the year, we knew there would be a lot of changes to QOF, indemnity and this new Network DES, but we

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PCNs: Opportunity or threat for Practice Managers?

PCNs: Opportunity or threat for Practice Managers?

As the introduction of the latest GP contract looms ever closer, plenty of attention is being focused on Primary Care Networks (PCNs) – the latest attempt by the NHS to bring general practices together to work at scale. Driving the idea of scale has been an NHS policy priority for a number of years now,

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