Primary Care Network

Community pharmacy PCN Leads: please share your views

PSNC wants to remind community pharmacy Primary Care Network (PCN) Leads to complete the PCN Lead survey before the deadline on 14th April 2021. This survey will help PSNC better understand PCN Leads’ experience of meeting the PCN-focussed activities in the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) Part 2 2020/21 ahead of future negotiations with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&1).

All pharmacies within each PCNs are listed for each area, as shown in the sub headings, left hand side of this page.

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Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a key part of the NHS Long Term Plan, with all general practices being required to be in a network by June 2019, and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) being required to commit recurrent funding to develop and maintain them.

PCNs are based on general practice registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. They should be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and healthcare professionals, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between general practices and others in the local health and social care system, including community pharmacies.

The following page contains guidance and resources

Network Contract DES Guidance 2019-20

PCN Briefing for Pharmacy Teams