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Supply and demand in the time of Covid

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

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PCN Incorporation – should you?

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. 

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Network Contract DES – Amendment

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. 

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Are you conflicted?

Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, discusses the issues of conflict of interests as practice managers take up roles in primary care networks.

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How will your PCN work with others?

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.

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