Primary Care Networks (PCNs)


PCNs

The PSNC have produced a briefing for all pharmacy staff, click on this link pcn-briefing-for-pharmacy-teams

On the day of the declaration, the pharmacy must be able to demonstrate that their pharmacy, and all of the other pharmacies within the PCN footprint who wish to engage with a PCN, have agreed a collaborative approach to engaging with their PCN. This approach must include agreement on a single channel of communication by appointing a named lead representative for all of the community pharmacies who wish to engage with their PCN in the PCN footprint. The Pharmacy PCN Lead must have provided their name to the Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) in which the PCN lies and must have demonstrable evidence that they have started the engagement process with the PCN, i.e. they have made initial contact with the Clinical Director for the PCN either by contacting them through correspondence (post/email) or by arranging a meeting with them or by meeting them.

The LPC has been working hard behind the scenes to map all pharmacies with a PCN. To view which PCN your pharmacy is mapped to please click here final mapping of pharmacies to PCNs  THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO A SPREAD SHEET WHERE YOU WILL FIND YOUR PHARMACY NAME AND WHICH PCN YOU ARE PART OF

The LPC are holding events for each PCN. If you engage by attending these events you will receive a certificate that you can then use as evidence for the PQS Primary Care Network domain. During these event you will also have the opportunity to elect the PCN Pharmacy Lead.

 

The pharmacist and/or support staff can attend. For multiples please inform your area/regional manager of the meeting dates as they may wish to attend. Please note the area manager can not attend on your behalf, it must be a person from the branch.

THESE MEETING ARE MANDATORY IF YOU WANT TO OBTAIN THE PQS POINTS

The events are as follows

PNC names – to find your PCN click final mapping of pharmacies to PCNs Date Venue Time Booking form

Leek & Biddulph

Moorlands & Rural

Whitfield

11th November Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 6AD

https://www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk/

19:00 to 21:00
PCN workshop for Leek & Biddulph, Moorland & Rural, Whitfield

PCN workshop for Leek & Biddulph, Moorland & Rural, Whitfield

Newcastle North

Newcastle South

Newcastle Central

About Better Care (ABC)

26th November

Enterprise House,

West Ave,

Talke,

Stoke-on-Trent,

ST7 1TL.

19:00 to 21:00
PCN Workshop for Newcastle North, Newcastle South, Newcastle Central and ABC(about Better Care)

PCN Workshop for Newcastle North, Newcastle South, Newcastle Central and ABC(about Better Care)

HIPC (Holistic Patient Centred Care)

North Stoke 1

Shelton & Hanley

28th November

Enterprise House,

West Ave,

Talke,

Stoke-on-Trent,

ST7 1TL

19:00 to 21:00
PCN workshop for HIPC (Holistic Patient Centred Care), North Stoke 1, Shelton & Hanley

PCN workshop for HIPC (Holistic Patient Centred Care), North Stoke 1, Shelton & Hanley

South Stoke Central

South Stoke West

South Stoke East Meir

13th November

North Staffs Medical Institute

Hartshill Road

Newcastle

19:00 to 21:00
PCN workshop for South Stoke Central, South Stoke West and South Stoke Meir

PCN workshop for South Stoke Central, South Stoke West and South Stoke Meir

 

For more information about PCNs and how you need to consider these for future workings of community pharmacy please visit the following link

PCN resources and guidance