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PCN workforce expansion and employment law - what you need to know


PCN workforce expansion and employment law - what you need to know

When Oct 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 03:50 PM
Where Manchester
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This half-day event examines the legal issues surrounding the expansion of workforce being driven by primary care networks.

Addressing the workforce crisis in primary care was one of the main motives behind the creation of primary care networks. GP practices working together in networks should be enabled to employ a wider range of clinical staff able to address the workload issues caused by rising demand and a shortage of GPs. The network contract provides incentives for workforce expansion with full or partial funding for some new roles available to practices.

Network leaders and member practices have a number of issues to consider including liability and awareness of the pension entitlements and VAT implications. As PCNs are not legal entities, they need to decide which practice(s) or other entities will employ new staff. Should they consider employment through a third-party – some federations are offering to take on this role – and if so, what are the possible implications? What happens to network staff employed by a practice that leaves the network?

Amy Millson, legal director with Hill Dickinson, will give an overview of the main issues and the different possible approaches available to PCNs, outlining the pros and cons of each.

The event is relevant to PCN leads, and practice managers, particularly those with responsibility for HR, federation leads and commissioners who need to be aware of the legal and other implications of various PCN employment arrangements.

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