Primary care networks (PCNs)


The NHS Long Term Plan (2019) set out an ambition for the creation of primary care networks (PCNs) across England. PCNs will see groups of GP practices coming together to serve a population of around 30,000-50,000 people. They will work closely with other healthcare professionals and providers, and there is real scope for community pharmacies to play a key role. PCNs will be small enough to provide personalised care but large enough for economies of scale

GMLPC has been campaigning for community pharmacies to be fully involved with primary care networks (PCNs). We gave a presentation on this at a national NHS England event on 13th March 2019 for GPs, commissioners and others with an interest in PCNs. Our slides explain what community pharmacies can offer PCNs and how they can get involved. They include examples of the work we have been doing to make sure Greater Manchester pharmacies are involved in the PCNs being created in each locality in Greater Manchester.

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