Menu Home Search
01622 851197 Contact us

BMA Primary Care Network (PCN) Handbook - March 2019

PCNs are groups of general practices working closely together, with other primary and community care staff and health and care organisations, providing integrated services to their local populations.

From April 2019, the BMA’s GP committee and NHS England have agreed a DES (Directed Enhanced Service) to fund and support, individual GP practices to establish/ join PCNs covering populations of between 30,000 to 50,000 in England.

The BMA have created a handbook (attached) which provides advice and offers options to groups of practices looking to establish a PCN.  


Updated on 18 March 2019, 605 views

Related guidance...

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) FAQs

How will a practice be funded for signing up to the DES? Each practice will be entitled to an annual weighted payment of £1.76 per...

BMA Focus on the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) DES - February 2019

This document provides a brief overview of the Primary Care Networks DES. Detailed guidance on the constituent aspects of the DES will...

BMA Support in Setting up PCNs (April 2019)

In addition to our PCN handbook and toolkit we have set up the PCN forum to put you in touch with others that are in the same situation...