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  • Primary Care Network Package launch

The BMA have launched a PCN package of support this week. It is flexible and wide-ranging and allows different PCNs and Clinical Directors to pick and choose the guidance, support and assistance they need.

This includes access to a PCN community App, a forthcoming PCN Conference on 8 February 2020, a package of learning & development services and support for legal, HR and insurance issues.

Read the blog about it by Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC England Executive team member here .

  • PCN Data Sharing Agreements

NHS England has published a data sharing and data processing template for PCNs, jointly agreed with the England, which are available on the NHS England GP contract page - click here.

While the use of these templates is not mandatory, and PCNs remain free to enter into different forms of data sharing and data processing agreements, their aim is to help PCNs develop their data sharing and processing activities when delivering services under the network contract directed enhanced service. If the template is used, it must be developed further between the members of the Primary Care Network.

Guidance notes are included at the end the template. For any further queries, please contact england.gpcontracts@nhs.net

  • Additional Roles Reimbursement Guidance

NHS England has now published the joint guidance on the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) that will commence in April 2020. We hope that by releasing it now, PCNs will be able to better prepare for the additional workforce from 2020. This guidance includes the process by which Primary Care Networks (PCNs) can claim reimbursement for additional staff.

  • PCN DATA SHARING AGREEMENTS

NHS England has published a data sharing and data processing template for PCNs, jointly agreed with the GPC England, which are available on the NHS England GP contract page - click here.

While the use of these templates is not mandatory, and PCNs remain free to enter into different forms of data sharing and data processing agreements, their aim is to help PCNs develop their data sharing and processing activities when delivering services under the network contract directed enhanced service. If the template is used, it must be developed further between the members of the Primary Care Network.

Guidance notes are included at the end the template. For any further queries, please contact england.gpcontracts@nhs.net

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Updated on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 1102 views

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