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Podcast: Do PCNs really need federations?

 

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Podcast: Do PCNs really need federations?

You will search in vain for a mention of GP federations in the guidance for primary care networks. Yet the problem federations were set up to solve - to give practices the scale to get things done and the clout to influence local commissioners - hasn't gone away.

In our latest podcast, Michael Smith, chief officer of Bolton GP Federation tells us why federations are still relevant and why if they didn't already exist you'd need to invent them.