NHS England and NHS Improvement have published draft PCN service specifications and an accompanying survey (link below) asking for feedback. GPC England will engage with NHSEI in negotiations on the service specifications in the coming weeks and this will be influenced by the responses to the consultation. We would therefore ask LMCs to circulate the link to the survey to local practices and clinical directors and to encourage them to make their views known as soon as possible through a response.
NHSEI are also running a series of webinars where the outline service specifications will be discussed on Wednesday 8 Jan 2020 between 12.00 and 1.30pm and on Thursday 9 Jan between 10.00am and 11.30am. In addition a webinar focusing on the community services elements of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes and Anticipatory Care service specifications, aimed at directors and chief executives of community health providers will be held on Tuesday 14 Jan 3.00pm to 4.30pm.
For community health providers, NHSEI plan to commission service requirements via the NHS Standard Contract. These requirements form part of the consultation on the Standard Contract, which will run from 19 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 and can be found here:-