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PCN briefcast: the leadership challenge

The go-live date for primary care networks has passed, and 1200 networks representing 7000 GP practices - 99% of the total - cover the country.

So far, so good. What needs to happen for these numbers to add up to something that really makes a difference? Professor David Colin-Thomé, chair of PCC, a former GP and clinical tsar with the Department of Health, has seen policy initiatives come and go. In the latest in our series of weekly podcasts he talks to Julian Patterson about his hopes for this one and the kind of leadership that will be needed if primary care networks are to fulfil their promise.