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If you're as unhappy as I am with PCN specifications, make your voice heard


Smoke and mirrors. Extra investment into primary care promised and a shiny new workforce to help us out of the crisis. Instead we get a whole tranche of new work to do and PCNs will have no time or resources left to help practices be more resilient. OK I have a deal - give us a 100% funded PCN workforce if they are doing work for the PCN -don't expect practices to stump up the cash for a workforce who aren't actually doing our core work. Any extra work incurred by practices remunerated by network DES that practices keep rather than having to invest in this in a workforce that isn't what we need. As networks we should be able to decide what our local priorities and issues are, put together a business case for investment that includes a description of the workforce required, cost this, and then apply for the funding. Any other businesses would laugh at the current offer. Anyone signing up for this DES in it's current state have serious business planning issues.

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14 Jan 2020

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