This is an unprecedented time for the NHS and pressures on primary care network (PCN) clinical directors over the coming months will be considerable. The PCN Network is here to support you.
We have set up a regionally representative board of clinical directors to support us in this work. We are gathering PCN intelligence and discussing concerns regularly with NHS England and NHS Improvement (such as on PPE and staff testing), as well as with the Care Quality Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We are also publishing primers and guidance for PCNs and clinical commissioning groups, produced jointly with NHS Clinical Commissioners. And we have launched a new regular bulletin, exclusively for clinical directors, to keep you informed of need-to-know information and developments. The NHS Confederation's COVID-19 hub also provides insights on the latest developments and where to find information.
We are also raising your views and concerns publicly in our media work.
How can we help?
If you feel the PCN Network can offer support, by sharing good practice or lobbying nationally, please do get in touch. Equally if you wish to share your examples of local progress/innovation, we would are keen to hear from you: PCNnetwork@nhsconfed.org