Local primary care network and pharmacy integration events
12 Mar 2019
Getting engaged with emerging local structures within NHS England.
It’s now more important than ever for pharmacy owners to get to grips with local networks in the NHS.
Most of the new investment provided for primary and community care, alongside the NHS Long Term, will be funnelled through local commissioning structures.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan. The aim of these networks is to produce a more personalised, coordinated and integrated model of health and social care by bringing together a range of local providers, including GP practices, mental health and social care services, pharmacies, and some hospital and voluntary services. They are based on GPs’ registered lists and each covers around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. PCNs are already up and running in many areas of the country and the plan is for the networks to cover the whole of England by the end of 2019.
To understand more about these local structures, NHS England has organised various events for healthcare professionals to attend.
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For more information on events in your local area go to the NHS England events website: www.events.england.nhs.uk