Primary care networks: a quiet revolution

The Community Network, a partnership between NHS Providers and NHS Confederation, have published a new briefing on primary care networks (PCNs), which acts as a guide to support provider organisations to engage effectively with these new structures. 

Primary care networks: a quiet revolution draws on official guidance and discussions with both PCN leaders and providers of community services. It explores the role of PCNs, what the emerging picture is, what this means for providers of community services and, crucially, how we can work together effectively.

PCNs were a significant innovation of the NHS long term plan and have the potential to change the way health and care will be delivered across the country. They will play a vital role in supporting the move to integrated working across local systems. Providers and PCNs must work together to get it right. 

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