Ahead of the 31 May deadline for practices to make a decision about their involvement in the PCN DES, this webinar featured leaders from across general practice discussing the opportunities and challenges and what the DES will mean for practices.
Missed the session? Listen back to the conversation and access the Q&As.
Over the course of the hour, the panel shared their views on:
- What the PCN DES is trying to achieve
- The benefits the PCN DES will bring to practices
- How the primary care workforce might expand and change to support the delivery of the DES
- What happens if a practice doesn’t sign up
- Dr Graham Jackson, Senior Clinical Adviser, NHS Confederation
- Dr Richard Vautrey, Chair, BMA General Practice Committee (GPC)
- Dr Tayo Kufeji, Clinical Director for The Bridge Primary Care Network and member of the PCN Network Clinical Directors Board
- Ed Waller, Director for Primary Care Strategy and NHS Contracts, NHS England and NHS Improvement
- Dr Josephine Sauvage, Chair, NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group
- Ruth Rankine, PCN Network Director
- Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners
The webinar followed the publication of a short briefing produced by the PCN Network.
Download our visual summary of the benefits and challenges of the network DES and read Dr Tayo Kufeji's related blog: Controversy in PCN world: musings of a clinical director.