PCN initial meeting considerations and template
Setting up a PCN checklist
Employers Advisory Service
The BMA’s Employers Advisory Service has draft contracts and employment policies which we can tailor to your PCN’s needs, for Clinical Directors, Clinical Pharmacists, Social Prescribers and Business/Operations Managers. Contact the Employers Advisory Service to discuss your specific requirements.
BMA Law PCN briefing
BMA Law bespoke PCN package
BMA Law locality pro-forma PCN package
Learning and development
The BMA supports the clinical and non-clinical learning needs of clinicians. We provide webinars, masterclasses, e-learning modules and coaching for clinical directors, including leadership and management, strategic planning and relationship management
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When developing their PCN practices will need to be very careful that the structure they choose does not inadvertently attract VAT charges. To help guide initial discussions and future considerations for practices, The BMA commissioned these guides on the potential VAT considerations of two of the most common models of PCN; the ‘lead practice model’ and the ‘federation model’. Further information on these models are available in the BMA’s PCN Handbook.
The information contained in these notes is intended as general guidance and prepared for information purposes only. It is not intended to provide financial advice. The advice and information which MHA Larking Gowen has provided to BMA is for BMA’s sole use and not for any third party to whom BMA may communicate it unless we have expressly agreed in our letter of engagement that a specified third party may rely on our work.
Neither MHA Larking Gowen nor the BMA accept responsibility to third parties to whom this engagement letter is not addressed, for any advice, information or material produced as part of our work for BMA which is made available to them.
VAT and PCN funding for GP federations
VAT and PCN funding for Lead providers
The following documents have been created to assist the decision making for the network agreement schedule 1 part 7. Example 1 is a simplified version which covers decisions to be made by core network groups. This document indicates that each practice will nominate a practice rep who, together with the Clinical Director, will sit on the executive team.
Download PCN decision making guidance 1
The more detailed version, example 2, also covers decisions by practices, all members and an operational committee. The idea being that the operational committee handles day to day operations/running, the practice committee take decisions of the core network practices and the member committee take decisions of all members.
Download PCN decision making guidance 2
We recommend that you carefully read through both documents and note that these are indicative provisions, so we cannot guarantee their suitability to all practices.
Downlaod guidance for sessional GPs