Primary Care Networks (PCNs)


Community Pharmacy PCN Lead Role – Request for Expressions of Interests

IMPORTANT! If a PCN lead is NOT appointed to represent your network, ALL pharmacies participating in PQS will NOT be eligible to claim for any PCN-related domains, resulting in significant financial loss.

GMLPC are requesting Expressions of Interest in the Community Pharmacy PCN Lead Role vacancies from the following networks:

• Higher Blackley, Harpurhey and Charlestown PCN
• Ardwick and Longsight PCN
• Tame Valley PCN
• Werneth PCN
• Horizon PCN
• Bramhall and Cheadle PCN
• Broughton Health Alliance PCN

If you are interested please send your name, the name and address of your pharmacy, ODS code, email address and phone number to Rikki.smeeton@gmlpc.org.uk as soon as possible. 

To demonstrate the fantastic work our GM Community Pharmacy PCN leads have been doing over the last 12 months we have published the GM community Pharmacy PCN Lead case studies report. We would like to thank our PCN Leads for their continued hard work and support and look forward to working with you all in the coming months.


PQS PCN Domain Contractor Calls

To successfully meet the requirements of the PQS 2021/22 PCN Domain, Community Pharmacy teams and contractors who wish to participate must have engaged with the Community Pharmacy Primary Care Network Lead to communicate that they would like to be involved in increasing the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over for the 2021/22 influenza season.

GMLPC will support and facilitate engagement between Community Pharmacy teams, contractors and PCN Leads by organising an Microsoft Teams Meeting for each PCN to discuss and plan how they will work together during the 2021/22 influenza season.

Attendance to this meeting is crucial for those wishing to participate in the PCN Domain and therefore, each pharmacy must ensure that at least ONE representative can attend the scheduled meeting (please see below for further details). Attending this meeting will ensure all Community Pharmacies wishing to participate in the domain can easily meet the requirements in the most efficient way.

N.B All communications between the contractor and the Community Pharmacy PCN Leads must be completed by 31st December 2021.

When is my PQS PCN Domain contractor call with my Community Pharmacy PCN Lead scheduled for?

Please see below to see the date and time of your PCNs MS Team call and please look out for the ‘SAVE THE DATE’ calendar invite in your NHS shared mail inbox today:

 

Locality Current PCN Name Date for PQS PCN Domain Contractor call with your PCN Lead
BURY Bury PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
BURY Horizon Network PCN NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
BURY Prestwich PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
BURY Whitefield and District Community Network (WDCN) PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Ardwick and Longsight PCN NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
MANCHESTER Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER City Centre and Ancoats PCN TBC
MANCHESTER Clayton, Beswick and Openshaw PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Didsbury, Chorlton Park and Burnage PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Gorton and Levenshulme PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Higher Blackley, Harpurhey and Charlestown PCN NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
MANCHESTER Hulme, Moss Side and Rusholme PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Miles Platting, Newton Health and Moston PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Northenden and Brooklands (Wythenshawe) PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Robert Darbyshire Practice (RGP) PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER West Central Manchester PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Withington and Fallowfield PCN Tuesday 26th October 2021 (7-8pm)
MANCHESTER Wythenshawe PCN Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
OLDHAM MILLTOWN ALLIANCE (WEST) Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
OLDHAM OLDHAM CENTRAL Tuesday 19th October 2021 (7-8pm)
OLDHAM OLDHAM EAST Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7.30-8.30pm)
OLDHAM OLDHAM NORTH Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
OLDHAM OLDHAM SOUTH Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
ROCHDALE Canalside Health & Wellbeing Network PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
ROCHDALE Heywood PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
ROCHDALE Middleton PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
ROCHDALE Pennines PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
ROCHDALE Rochdale North PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
ROCHDALE The Bridge PCN Thursday 28th October 2021 (7-7.30pm)
SALFORD Broughton Health Alliance (BHA) PCN NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
SALFORD Eccles and Irlam PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
SALFORD Ordsall and Claremount PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
SALFORD Swinton PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
SALFORD Walkden and Little Hulton PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
STOCKPORT Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
STOCKPORT Cheadle Network PCN Wednesday 27th October 2021 (7-8pm)
STOCKPORT Hazel Grove, High Lane and Marple PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
STOCKPORT Heaton Group Network PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
STOCKPORT Tame Valley PCN NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
STOCKPORT Victoria PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
STOCKPORT Werneth PCN NO PCN LEAD APPOINTED*
TAMESIDE Ashton PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
TAMESIDE Denton PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
TAMESIDE Glossop PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
TAMESIDE Hyde PCN Tuesday 26th October 2021 (7-8pm)
TAMESIDE Stalybridge PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
TRAFFORD Altrincham Healthcare Limited PCN Wednesday 27th October 2021 (7-8pm)
TRAFFORD North Trafford PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
TRAFFORD Sale PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
TRAFFORD South Trafford (STPCN) Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
TRAFFORD Trafford West PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan Hindley PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan Leigh PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan LiGA PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan North Wigan PCN Wednesday 20th October 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan SWAN Network PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan TABA PCN Thursday 27th Oct 2021 (7-8pm)
Wigan Wigan Central PCN Thursday 21st October 2021 (7-8pm)

 

*If your PCN has not appointed a Community Pharmacy PCN Lead to represent your network, ALL pharmacies within the network that intend to participate in PQS will NOT be eligible to claim for any PCN-related domains, resulting in significant financial loss. If you would like to express an interest or learn more about what the role entails, please send your name, the name and address of your pharmacy, ODS code, email address and phone number to Rikki.smeeton@gmlpc.org.uk ASAP. N.B All communications between the Community Pharmacy PCN lead and contractors wishing to participate must be completed before the 31st December 2021. Therefore the LPC encourages you to express interest urgently.

As always, if you have any questions or require any additional support, please contact Rikki.smeeton@gmlpc.org.uk

 


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.


King’s Fund Resource for Community Pharmacy 

King’s Fund have published a resource which helps explain the community pharmacy sector in England,  how pharmacies are contracted and funded, the types of services they provide and future trends in the sector.

PCN leads can use the below resource when explaining community pharmacy to stakeholders.

Click here to view the resource


GMLPC Briefings

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Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/2022

The Primary Care Networks (PCNs) domain requires contractors to engage with the community pharmacy PCN Lead and develop a plan to work collaboratively with other contractors and consider how they could work with general practice colleagues to increase the uptake of flu vaccinations to patients aged 65 and over for the 2021/22 influenza season.
For more information on the PQS PCN Domain, please click here

How can my pharmacy easily meet the requirements for the PQS 2021/22 – PCN Domain?

To support contractors to complete this in the most efficient way, please see below a schedule that outlines what actions need to be carried out by contractors, pharmacy teams and Community Pharmacy PCN Leads to successfully meet the requirements of the PCN Domain.

Please ensure all deadlines are met and any actions are completed within the timeframes set out below:

Date

Why is this date important?

4th October
2021


GMLPC release PQS 2021/22 PCN Domain Plan and Timescales for Community Pharmacy Leads and PCN Leads

FINAL CALL TO ACTION:
 Complete the Contractor Survey with immediate effect if you haven’t done so already. The relevant Flu information you submit in this survey will be sent to your PCN lead and will help you to meet the requirements set out within the PCN DomainComplete the PQS PCN Flu Survey here

w/c 4th October
2021

SAVE THE DATES for PQS – PCN Domain webinar (for PCN Leads)

Please look out for the calendar invites in you inbox and accept/decline so we knew who to expect on the evening

w/c 4th October
2021

SAVE THE DATES for PQS – PCN Domain Contractor Calls (for PCN leads and pharmacy teams/contractors)

Please look out for the calendar invites in you inbox and accept/decline so we knew who to expect on the evening

13th October 2021

PQS – PCN Domain webinar (for PCN Leads only) to be held via MS Teams

14th/15th/18th/19th October 2021

PCN Lead 1-2-1 calls (if PCN Leads require additional support from the LPC following PCN Lead PQS webinar)

15th October 2021

GMLPC to send collated Contractor Survey responses to PCN leads in preparation for Contractor Calls, along with Toolkit, webinar presentation and video link to webinar recording.
GMLPC to send contractors and pharmacy teams confirmation of Contractor Survey completion to form part of evidence collation and record keeping

w/c
18th October 2021
and w/c
25th October 2021

PQS – PCN Domain Contractor Calls to be held via MS Teams

Please ensure you know the details of your PCN Domain contractor call (this will be made available on the GMLPC website) and please ensure that at least ONE representative from your pharmacy is able to attend the call on the date and time scheduled

22nd October 2021


GMLPC to send PQS related comms to PCN Clinical Directors and PCN Leads.PCN Leads to respond to email and invite PCN Clinical Director to attend meeting/phone call to discuss Community Pharmacy agreed plan and outputs of PCN Domain Contractor Call

30th October 2021


DEADLINE: PCN Leads to submit meeting summary of Contractor call to LPC.Complete meeting summary via MS Form (the link will be included in the PCN Lead – PQS Toolkit)

15th November –
3rd December 
2021

PCN Leads to hold meeting with Clinical Directors

17th December 2021


DEADLINE: PCN Leads to submit meeting summary of Clinical Director meeting to LPC.Complete meeting summary via MS Form (the link will be included in the PCN Lead – PQS Toolkit)

31st December 2021

DEADLINE: All communications between the contractor and Pharmacy PCN Leads must be completed by 31st December 2021.

14th January 2022

GMLPC data collection and sharing with PCN Leads, pharmacy teams/contractors and GMHSCP/NHSE/I ready for declaration window opening

31st January 2022 –
25th February 2022

Declaration period 9:00am 31st January 2022 and 11:59pm 25th February 2022

Please direct any PCN PQS related queries to Rikki.smeeton@gmlpc.org.uk