Mandatory Network Agreement

12 Dec

After the members` statement at the beginning, the rest of the document consists of all the legal formulations that the NHS has distributed to us over time. It is a good idea to read it and absorb everything, but the text should not be changed, and your contract cannot be accepted if the text has been changed. Pcn practices can theoretically simply fill in the information needed for May 15 and sign the presentation of the PCN agreement in an unmodified form, as well as the data-sharing agreement as soon as it is available. This may work for a very simple NCP, but it is probably not recommended to the majority of NCPs. Previous studies of the King`s Fund have shown that cooperation has been most fruitful in general practice, when it has been generated organically by general practices for several years, supported by trust, relationships and support, and where there is a clear emphasis and consensus on the role of cooperation (for example. B , share back-office functions, provide community services or improve quality). Cooperation has been less successful if there is a lack of clarity as to the purpose or commitment or overly optimistic expectations. There are also a number of technical issues, including high costs for common information systems or complexities related to financial commitments and premises, that may need to be addressed. The network agreement must be negotiated, approved and signed by all NCP participants by June 30.

In addition, all practices of NCP members must ensure that they have a data exchange agreement and, where appropriate, data processing agreements (both using the national model). 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. 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.