Last PCN Lead vacancy (Lichfield) – apply now!


Last PCN Lead vacancy (Lichfield) – apply now!

October 20, 2021

We are still seeking a Community Pharmacy PCN Lead for Lichfield PCN, and are urgently now calling on contractors to put forward Expressions of Interest for this role ahead of the deadlines in the requirements of the Primary Care Networks domain under the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021-22.

As a reminder, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are multi-disciplinary teams of healthcare professionals working together at a local level to deliver joined up patient care.  Most Primary Care Networks will cover around 30-50,000 patients registered with constituent GP practices. This PSNC page provides additional information about PCNs and what they aim to achieve.

Across South Staffordshire LPC area there are 12 PCNs – please see the LPC’s webpage on the local picture of how practices and community pharmacies align to those.

Getting involved with the work of your PCN

Although general practice will be at the heart of PCNs, NHS England has said that it wants clinical pharmacists (employed by the networks) and community pharmacists to be engaged in the work of the networks.

It is important that community pharmacy teams are fully engaged in the work of PCNs, to optimise their provision of services to patients and because the future development of locally commissioned services will be influenced by PCNs.

Whilst funding for PCN Leads has been largely through elements of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme, from April 2021 your LPC will support work outside of PQS commitments to a maximum of four hours per calendar month, which may include networking with PCN and community pharmacy colleagues, attending meetings with PCN Clinical Directors or other team members, or taking part in meetings, training and development along with LPC and PCN colleagues.

If you work in a pharmacy in the Lichfield area and would like to be considered for the role of Community Pharmacy PCN Lead, please complete the Expression of Interest form below before the closing date of 5pm on Monday 22nd November 2021.

Expression of Interest - Community Pharmacy Primary Care Network Lead

Are you employed, engaged or contracted by this PCN or any GP practice within the PCN?
By ticking the box below you confirm that you are interested in representing community pharmacy within your Primary Care Network, and that you understand that South Staffs LPC will contact you to discuss this further. You also confirm that have the authority to do so within your business. *

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