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Primary Care Networks

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Steve Brine: “Madness” to do more work for same money

Brine says it would be “madness” for the government to expect pharmacists to do more work for the same or less money.

Let’s seize the opportunity to change the dynamic

Pharmacy needs to push the case for a change in the point of patient interaction and so help manage access pressures, say James Roach and Johnny Skillicorn-Aston of Conclusio.

National bodies highlight expanding role of pharmacists in PCNs

The RPS, BMA and RCGP have called for the greater use of community pharmacists across primary care networks.

CPCF: Any change needs proper resources

The clinical service agenda is pharmacy’s best hope for a change in fortunes, says NPA vice chair and chair of policy and practice, Andrew Lane

Insight: We must make the contract work

By Alexander Humphries* Even Donald Trump would find it difficult to call the new contract settlement “the best deal in the history of deals” but the ink is now dry and we have to make the most of it...

Funding settlement is a leap of faith

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine Is the new contractual framework in England a good deal or a bad one for community pharmacy? Rather like Orthrus, the two-headed dog in Greek mythology with each head pointing in a different direction, there are two diametrically opposed views on this. Both are represented in this issue, from “total disaster” on the one hand to “best hope of changing our fortunes” on the other.

Making the most of PCN opportunities

Community pharmacy in the north-east of England is well prepared for the arrival of primary care networks with a host of innovative services.

LPCs should co-ordinate contact with PCNs

LPCs should co-ordinate pharmacists' engagement with primary care networks across England.

NHS publishes PCN guide for community pharmacy

Pharmacies should agree ways of working with primary care networks, NHS England has said.

Celtic nations streets ahead on community pharmacy

By Richard Thomas, Editor, Pharmacy Magazine The contract talks between PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England remain shrouded in secrecy but some strong clues are beginning to emerge. Pharmacy’s negotiators are pushing hard for a multi-year settlement like the one the GPs have, while urgent care is a key priority for the NHS as underlined in the Long Term Plan. A national minor illness referral service is very much on the cards. The Scottish and Welsh Governments recognised some time ago the benefits that such schemes offer patients and the NHS, so it is good to see England catching up at last. However, where Scotland and Wales diverge from England is over medicines optimisation in long-term conditions.

Simon Dukes: PCNs will spur new thinking

By Simon Dukes, chief executive PSNC You may well be thinking that primary care networks (PCNs) is just another primary care shake-up. In some ways it is – but there are some important ways in which this one is different for us. First, this change is going to reroute a lot of primary care funding directly through networks of GP practices while specifying seven key services that these networks must deliver. Some of these services are due for roll-out from April 2020 and they include structured medication reviews (by clinical pharmacists), enhancing health in care homes, anticipatory and personalised care, supporting early cancer diagnosis, CVD diagnosis and prevention, and local action to tackle inequalities.

NPA chief: PCNs could leave “big hole” in sector

The clinical pharmacist role's expansion in PCNs could leave “a big hole” in community pharmacy, Mark Lyonette warns.

No PCN funding “earmarked for pharmacy”

No portion of PCN funding has been “earmarked exclusively for pharmacy,” says the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer.

PSNC and BMA publish guide to community pharmacy

PSNC and the BMA have published a guide for GPs on how community pharmacy works, with the aim of facilitating collaborative work between the sectors