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 – establishing a PCN. So far we have nearly 400 people signed up and talking about clinical directors, clinical pharmacists, legal structures and more. Click here to register.
Two weeks ago we held a webinar about PCN structures, governance and decision making; next week we are running a webinar on collaboration, trust and relationship building and we are planning a further webinar to talk you through the detail of the Network Agreement and Schedules (details to be announced). We are also preparing to release several e-learning modules about PCNs, are planning a Leadership and Management Masterclass and PCN Clinical Directors Conference – details to be released shortly.
The BMA’s Employers Advisory Service has draft contracts and employment policies which we can tailor to your PCN’s needs, for Clinical Directors, Clinical Pharmacists, Social Prescribers and Business/Operations Managers. Contact EAS to discuss your specific requirements.
We are talking to our partners about providing preferential rates for BMA members, for financial services with details to be published soon.
The Network Agreement, Schedules templates and the above resources provide a good starting point for each developing PCN. But PCNs will all have differences and choose different ways of working, so any network agreement needs to properly reflect that and be underpinned by clear legal agreements. Helping make the process of forming your PCN as easy as possible, BMA Law are hosting a primary care network advice clinic. Taking place over the phone, this is an excellent opportunity for an expert lawyer to discuss all your PCN queries free of charge. The clinic is being hosted on the 1st and 2nd of May, book your space now as spaces are very limited.
Building on this, BMA Law has developed two packages of support. The ‘bespoke PCN’ package offers detailed, dedicated support in forming your PCN whilst the ‘locality pro-forma’ package will support in drawing up adaptable versions of Network agreements. Prices depend on the amount of service required and are offered at preferential rates for BMA members. In the coming weeks, BMA Law will be regularly releasing further details on their support offering and more handy resources to support you in forming your PCN.
Find out more about their services packages and register for the PCN clinic now via the BMA Law website.