Entries by PCKiran

A surgery shake-up is coming. Ready?

Doctor, doctor… Heard the one about the patient seeing another healthcare professional? Yeah, not many have.   If your surgery is like most, it might not be fully accustomed yet to patients who are happily signposted onwards to a plethora of healthcare professionals other than a doctor or nurse. That’s all about to change (with […]

Workforce considerations for Primary Care Networks

The Government has announced that all GP practices in England will have the opportunity to join a Primary Care Network (PCN) by 1 July 2019. One of the incentives for participating in a PCN is that practices will be able to benefit from the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme which was announced in the 2019 GP Contract Framework. […]

GP Practices: Getting your “house in order”

GP Practices: Getting your “house in order” The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the vision for general practice in the next 10 years. The emphasis is on a move from secondary care to primary and community care. It, and the GP Partnership Review, expects general practices to form close working relationships and, in particular, be a […]

‘One Stop’ Service to Develop Primary Care Networks

A ‘One Stop’ Service to Develop Primary Care Networks Under the General Practice Contract DES, in order to qualify for the funding practices must join together into networks and appoint a Clinical Director/Lead by 15th May 2019.  From July 2019, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will need to work towards seven service specifications based on the […]

Save The Date – Yorkshire Practice Management Conference 2019

Accidental Leadership: Staying grounded whilst navigating through uncertainty Capsticks is delighted to announce the date for the fourth annual Yorkshire Practice Management Conference which will take place in Harrogate on 18 September. Primary Care Direct will be exhibiting at this conference hosted by our Consortium Members Capsticks and Lloyds Bank for the 3rd year in […]

Save the Date – Breakfast Briefings

Breakfast Briefing Partnership Review, 10 year Plan, GP Contract and Primary Care Networks – What does this mean for Primary Care?   Thursday 7th March 2019  08.00 – 09.30 Capsticks Solicitors Offices, Toronto Square, Toronto Street, Leeds  LS1 2HJ         Wednesday 13th March 2019 08.00 – 09.30 Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, […]

NHS 10 Year Plan Summary

We are pleased to be able to share a summary review of the NHS 10 Year Plan prepared by William Greenwood, Chief Executive of the Cheshire LMC. This interesting and information read provides William’s thoughts and views on the 10 Year Plan and what this means to practices. Read the full document here – Summary Review […]

Primary Care Networks – How our Primary Care Direct service can support you

NHS England has instructed CCGs to ensure new primary care networks of 30-50,000 patients are in place by 30 June 2019 at the latest (england.nhs.uk/publication/preparing-for-2019-20-operational-planning-and-contracting/ …).  Primary Care Networks funding is available until the end of March 2019, so speak to your CCG or local NHSE about this funding. Our Primary Care Direct service is already […]