Primary care networks update – May 2019

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The process for setting up primary care networks (PCNs) has now moved on to the approval stage, following last week’s deadline for submitting applications. CCGs have until the end of May to inform groups of practices who have had their applications approved and until the end of June to work towards a satisfactory resolution with those practices who have had their initial application rejected.

Local LMCs and Londonwide LMCs have a facilitative, mediating role in helping to resolve any difficulties between practices. If any practice is currently not a member of a proposed PCN and would like support to join a network, please contact us urgently.

We will also support practices who have reason to believe that commissioners have unreasonably withheld approval, and we advise any practices who have had their initial application rejected to contact us for advice.

We are also in the process of setting up an email based form for London PCN clinical directors (CDs) to share knowledge, challenges and solutions. If you are a PCN CD and have not yet submitted your details, please do so via this form.

Londonwide LMCs’ contact details can be found here.

Last updated : 22 May 2019