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Primary care networks


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Primary care networks (PCNs) came into effect on 1 July 2019 – but what are they, and how they will work? This module explains the background to the new way of working, the funding implications and what they are intended to achieve.


On completion of this module you will be better able to:

  • Describe the proposed structure of primary care networks (PCNs)
  • Understand how they will work
  • Know what their responsibilities are and might be in the future
  • Understand the practical steps involved in setting up a PCN
  • Describe the potential benefits and problems of PCNs

This resource is provided by Clarity Informatics at a basic level. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.