As part of the NHS England and NHS Improvement ‘Universal, Personalised Care’ delivery plan under the NHS Long Term plan, National Voices has helped develop resources for the Primary Care Network (PCN) national programme. This briefing paper is intended to inform all kinds of VCSE groups and organisations, including those with little knowledge of healthcare policy. We’ve done our best to limit the policy jargon and have tried to write about PCNs and their development in plain English.
The resource explains a new way in which health and care services are being organised locally across England and explores how VCSE organisations might supply knowledge, expertise and training to help PCNs develop. This could be vital in making sure PCNs become more closely engaged with their local communities.