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 Blogs from the BMA

The BMA will be releasing a number of blogs around evolving PCNs. You can find the first one here.

PCN Blogs from Additional Sources

How to Complete the Mandatory PCN Agreement – Dr Solicitors Blog – here

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

PCN Toolset

1. Network DES Specification

2. Network DES Guidance

3. Network DES Registration Form

4. Network Agreement

5. Network Contract VAT Information Note

6. SFE Directions 2019 final

7. DES directions 2019 final

8. Setting up a PCN checklist

9. PCN initial meeting considerations and template agenda


The Derbyshire BMA GP Contract Roadshow (which included discussions around PCNs) took place on February 26th 2019 at Risley Hall. If you were unable to attend, keep an eye on the DerbyshireLMC Twitter feed for future updates.

On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March two local events were held to discuss Delivering the New Contract and Primary Care Networks in Derbyshire. The presentation material from those events can be found below.

Primary Care Networks – GP Contract Workshop Presentation

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


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

Primary Care Networks: Engagement Webinar held on 21-02-19 – presentation material: 2019 – PCN – Webinar slides_210219