Contracts and Guidance

The GP Contract 19-20: Investment-and-evolution-five-year-framework. Includes Annex C p87 Network Contract DES Registration Form and Annex E p96 Network Contract DES Workforce Role Descriptions and Outputs.

The PCN DES: Contract agreement PCN DES guidance-Jan2019

Derby and Derbyshire LMC:  1 Page Summary of 2019-20 Contract Changes

PCN Handbook

This handbook, issued by the BMA has been created to give advice and options to groups of practices looking to establish and develop a primary care network.

Please use link below for the full guide.

PCN Handbook

2019-20 contract funding

PCN Top Ten Tips

The BMA have produced the document below, which looks at the top tips when it comes  to entering into a PCN.

View Primary Care Network top tips from the BMA here


PCN FAQs – May 2019 – NHSE

GP contract 2019/20 FAQs – BMA


The HEE Star is a tool developed by HEE to bring structure and coherence to conversations about workforce challenges and to support workforce transformation.

The primary function of the HEE Star is as an Organisational Development tool, enabling a comprehensive diagnostic of workforce requirements and better definition and prioritisation of solutions.

Secondly, it’s an interactive resource with details of new roles, leadership tools and new ways of working.

Kraft HR

We have secured advice on behalf of Derbyshire PCNs around HR matters, which we thought would be helpful to you when considering how to employ staff in PCN or additional federation roles, etc.  Should you have any further specific HR queries, please contact Kraft HR directly.

Employment law and PCN staffing guidance from KHR – Nov 2019


PCD are delivering a programme of free webinars for GP’s, Practice Manager’s, Clinical Directors and whoever else may find them useful on a range of ‘hot topics’ in primary care.

PCN Event

We are holding our next half hour webinar  on Tuesday 10 December 12.00 – 12.30 where Amz Khela, Prescribing Support Services will be discussing how to recruit and retain clinical pharmacists within your PCN and the support which is available from PSS.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask Amz any questions that they may have concerning this area.

To book onto this webinar, please contact Kiran Johnson at for dialling in details.

Our next webinar will take place on Tuesday 28 January with Alistair Kernohan and Claire Shaw from Capsticks and Helen Gibson from Agencia who will be talking about how employment law issues within primary care and primary care networks and how to build effective relationships with other system leaders.  If you would like to book a place, please contact Kiran Johnson.


PCN Clinical Directors Conference June 2019.  Details of webinar can be found here: BMA Website

Details of NHSE regional event can be seen here: NHSE website.

PCN Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme – Baseline and Additionality Slides – Final

NHSE will be hosting a number of webinars, details of which can be found on the NHSE website.

Primary Care Networks: Network Agreement (Schedule Completion) Webinar – Slide Pack

Primary Care Networks: Engagement Webinar held on 21-02-19 – presentation material: Slide Pack