Primary care networks

Information and advice to help practices meet the requirements of the network contract DES and get the most from being part of their network.

Advice on primary care networks

What is the network contract DES?

What is the network contract DES?

Under the new five-year GP contract practices are expected to join a network and sign up to a new network contract DES that will begin in July 2019.

Details of the network contract DES for 2019/20

Details of the network contract DES for 2019/20

A summary of the network contract DES that applies for 2019/20 in England.

Financial considerations for primary care networks

Financial considerations for primary care networks

Specialist accountant Laurence Slavin highlights the financial issues that practices will need to consider as they set up primary care networks.

VAT and primary care networks

VAT and primary care networks

Accountant Katie Collin explains what practices need to know about VAT and primary care networks.

What structures can primary care networks adopt?

What structures can primary care networks adopt?

The BMA has suggested five structures that primary care networks could operate under, but there are many issues that practices need to consider.

How social prescribing can help practices and PCNs tackle workload

How social prescribing can help practices and PCNs tackle workload

What is social prescribing and can it help practices to reduce workload?

Primary care networks: The clinical director role

Primary care networks: The clinical director role

Every primary care network will need to appoint a clinical director. Medeconomics explains what this role involves and BMA guidance on appointing a director.

QOF: Network peer review meetings for quality improvement domain

QOF: Network peer review meetings for quality improvement domain

As part of the new quality improvement domain in the 2019/20 QOF, practices are required to engage in network peer review to share and discuss learning from their activities.

What does the NHS long-term plan mean for GP practices?

What does the NHS long-term plan mean for GP practices?

The NHS long-term plan was published this week, with a promise of increased investment and some significant changes for general practice. Medeconomics highlights the key points.

How the primary care home model is improving services

How the primary care home model is improving services

The NAPC's primary care home model aims to provide a new way of delivering primary care at scale. Rima Evans looks at how pilot site Larwood and Bawtry has used the initiative to deliver benefits to patients and staff.

What practices can learn from early adopters of 'at-scale' working

What practices can learn from early adopters of 'at-scale' working

New research on providing GP services at scale shows that successes have been limited and 'hard-won'. Stephanie Kumpunen explains how the lessons learned by the early adopters can help others work at scale more effectively.

Tips to succeed when merging or working at scale

Tips to succeed when merging or working at scale

Martin Ramsey has supported a number of practices to merge or federate, he offers advice on how to ensure an 'at-scale' approach to primary care is successful.

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