Posted on April 10, 2021 in
Written by: David B. Honig
For primary care networks to be successful, there must be significant support for primary care professionals, not only as physicians, but also as members of a network. The NHS needs to think very carefully about how NCPs can be supported as young organizations in their own right and not consider that skills already exist in the areas of networking, leadership, TDM work, community engagement, etc. … The aim is to bring together different primary service providers within networks, including in general practice, but also other providers and the voluntary sector and the community itself, to design and provide services tailored to the specific needs of the Community, in order to network and try to achieve all the benefits that this would bring. [N800zf] While family doctors` offices have found different avenues of cooperation over many years – for example in super-partnerships, associations, clusters and networks – the NHS long-term plan and the new five-year GP contract framework, published in January 2019, have brought a more formal structure to this type of work, without creating new legislative bodies. This document is the mandatory national network agreement for primary procurement networks. It makes the main mission available to the network contract, with separately published schedules for use by primary procurement networks. NHS England and Improvement has published an agreement on joint model exchange and an agreement on the common processing of primary supply network (NCP) data, which is an important part of the NHS`s long-term plan. In recent years, the pooling of general practices of the order of magnitude has been a political priority for a number of reasons, including improving the capacity of practices to recruit and retain staff; Managing financial and remittance pressure; to provide patients with a wider range of benefits and to integrate more easily into the more comprehensive health care and care system. Finally, primary procurement networks (NCPs) will be required to provide a set of seven national service specifications. Three of them began in 2020/21: structured drug evaluations, improved health in nursing homes and support for early detection of cancer. Four more will follow the forecast supply (in municipal services), personalized care, the identification of cases of cardiovascular disease and measures to combat locally agreed inequalities.
The right to a targeted payment practice of enhanced services could be removed if the Commissioner felt that it did not provide these services, just as a commissioner could cancel a general contract on medical services, when this is extremely rare. Each network has a designated clinical director, appointed by the members of the network. The role of the clinical director is complex – his stated goal is to give an upward voice to the broader integrated procurement system and to be a single point of contact for the larger system, rather than being responsible for the performance of the network or its constituent practices. Some networks also invest in network manager roles to provide additional support. Primary care networks have the potential to help patients by providing better access and expanding the provision of services available to them and by helping to integrate primary care with broader health and community services. Funding and responsibility for providing extended access services, which are paid to family physicians to enable patients to access off-peak consultations, will be transferred to the network payment instrument for extended services until April 2021.