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PCN deadlines approaching – actions needed

Following on from the publication of the Network DES for 2020/2021, the first of several key dates is fast approaching. By 31 May all existing PCNs must have informed their commissioner of any proposed changes to their PCN (eg the nominated payee, membership, network area or clinical director) or, importantly have confirmed that there will be no changes.

There is also a requirement on individual practices to notify their commissioner if:

  • They are joining a PCN – this applies to new practices or existing practices who have not formerly been in a PCN
  • They wish to opt-out of the DES
  • They have been unable to identify a PCN willing to accept them as a core network practice.  Note - The commissioner must notify the relevant PCN by 30 June 2020 where they decide, following process of engagement with the LMC, that a PCN must accept a practice as a core network practice.

Using our experience of working with PCNs across the country over the last year, PCC is able to support PCNs or practices in working through the above issues or any other area of their network development.  For more information please contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk