CCGs urged to support PCNs and practices as coronavirus guidance published

Photo of Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical CommissionersResponding to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s primary care coronavirus guidance published today, Ruth Rankine, director of the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network, and Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said:

“We welcome greater clarity for Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and general practice. This guidance goes some way to providing reassurance on the flexibilities that are available although much of this is already happening.

“Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) must now ensure they are supporting their PCNs and practices. The need is now even greater for direct connection and support between CCGs and primary care, in both communication and planning.”

Notes:

A joint briefing has been published and shared with members of both the PCN Network and NHS Clinical Commissioners about the contents of this guidance.

19 March 2020