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PCNs – positive impact on practice staffing or untapped potential?

Before Covid-19 reared its very ugly head and turned the world of general practice upside down, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) perhaps held the title of biggest disruptor. That was partly because PCNs, from 1 July 2019 – were expected to cover all patients in England, regardless of whether their practice was part of one. It

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The latest PCN DES guidance

To assist with the changes to the Primary Care Network (PCN) DES, new updated guidance documentation has been published on Practice Index and can be accessed here. While the guidance document goes into more detail, the changes that have been made by NHS England are summarised in their explanatory note dated 19th March 2020, shown

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Unspent PCN funds to be taxed

The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accounts (AISMA) has suggested that practices will be taxed on any surplus PCN funding at the year end. Lizzy Lloyd said: “Unspent funds will be taxed, but when rolled over and spent in the following year then tax relief will be applied and the tax position should even itself

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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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