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Finding appropriate venues to give the COVID-19 vaccinations has resulted in some creative thinking as to places where this can be done.
With the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme by general practice starting next week, practices need to agree the terms on which they will collaborate to deliver the programme in accordance with the vaccination enhanced service specification
GP practices wanting to incorporate will be considered in line with new guidance issued by the NHS. GP enquiries about incorporating their practices or forming PCN companies have risen in part driven by the added liability created by PCNs and other "at scale" providers.
With a busy flu vaccination season, surgeries have had to juggle supplies with unprecedented demand - In ordinary circumstances surgeries, without a wholesale dealers license, are not permitted to share vaccines amongst themselves. Though in the past the MHRA has issued an exemption allowing this
We are increasingly being asked by PCNs to advise on whether they can form companies to carry out network activities.
Have you thought of incorporation? Creating a company with limited liability and a strong legal governance structure to follow can help to mitigate some of the risks for PCN member practices.
NHSE has now published an amendment to the network contract DES for 2020/21. PCNs will be able to opt out of the Network Contract DES by giving notice to its CCG by 17th October if they do not wish to accept these revised terms.
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware: PCNs – September to implement Workforce plans
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The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware. Key dates for 2020 are summarised in PDF and upcoming dates are listed below.
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The Government has announced that it will pay for new partners joining GP practices to be trained in being a partner. Why not sign up to Hempsons’ New Partner training course?
One of the requirements of the Network Contract DES Specification for 2020/21 is for PCNs to agree how to work with local community services providers, mental health providers and community pharmacy providers.
The new Network Contract DES Contract Specification contains important key dates for practices, PCNs and commissioners. Those of particular relevance for CCGs are: