Primary Care Networks

Their Place in Your Bid


As the Long Term Plan approaches its first birthday, completing its first year of ten, the recommendations it made are having an impact across the NHS.

Primary Care Networks (also known as PCNs) are a key feature of the plan, and they are relevant to any bid which addresses primary or community care.

If you’re a provider of these services preparing for a bid, think about your relationship with your local PCNs. What value can your organisation add to their objectives?

PCNs aren’t just for GPs – they offer opportunities for organisations across health and social care. If your organisation offers community care services, explore ways you could embed with local PCNs, and how your offer can be aligned with their aims.

Some resources for reading more about PCNs are the King’s Fund, the Health Foundation, and the NHS Confederation.