Primary Care Networks
Many practices have been collaborating to provide services to their patients. Some of these arrangements have been on an informal basis such as clusters, or a loose federation or alliance and others have been more formal such as a Corporate Federation. The 2019/2020 GP contract formalises this collaborative working within the Primary Care Network Contract.
With the exception of the practice payment of £1.761 per weighted patient, the remainder of the funding is allocated to the PCN.
Networks will receive a recurrent £1.50 per patient for network development.