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Effective signposting relies on relationships not directories

Relieving the strain on general practice and keeping people well calls for more than medical remedies. To fulfil their potential and to meet the ambitions of policymakers, PCNs need to work with the voluntary sector.

But for practice staff to direct people to services elsewhere in the community and for patients to trust the advice they are getting, PCNs need to get to know the community, voluntary sector and other providers on their patch. That’s a potentially daunting undertaking, but as PCC adviser Karen Garry points out in this week’s podcast, making a start could be easier than you think. To find out more about events in your area and other support for PCNs, contact us at enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk.