Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a key part of the NHS Long Term Plan, with all general practices being required to be in a network by June 2019, and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) being required to commit recurrent funding to develop and maintain them.The networks will have expanded neighbourhood teams which will comprise a range of staff such as GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community geriatricians, dementia workers and Allied Health Professionals such as physiotherapists and podiatrists/chiropodists, joined by social care and the voluntary sector’.Under the plans, all general practices will be aligned to a PCN, covering 30,000-50,000 patients, with local Enhanced services funded by CCGs and provided through the new network contracts (see below). The networks will provide the structure and funding for services to be developed locally, in response to the needs of the patients they serve. It is important that community pharmacy teams are fully involved in the work of their PCN.

For more information on the following please click here to visit the PSNC PCN page:

What are Primary Care Networks?
How are PCNs being formed?
Support for PCNs
The Primary Care Home model and the development of PCNs
Guidance and resources to help community pharmacy get involved in PCNs

Future of pharmacy animation is launched

PSNC has today (30th April) launched a video animation explaining how community pharmacies are likely to fit into the NHS of the future.As well as showcasing the work that pharmacies already do, the video describes the transformation that community pharmacies will need to undertake over the coming months and years.Click here to find out more and watch the animation


Link to all webinars:

PCN Engagement Routes: Engage with the NHS

For PCN Pharmacy Representatives:

PCN Meeting Feedback Form: As advised, PCN reps are now required to complete the meeting feedback form which is available on the PharmOutcomes platform. The LPC will then share the relevant information to pharmacies within that PCN.

PSNC Guidance: PCN Guidance Document Version 1.2

Want to become a PCN Pharmacy Representative?

Please fill in the following form and email it to

Letter to contractors