Supporting our PCNs
The creation of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) builds on the core of current primary care services and enables a greater provision of proactive, personalised and more integrated health and social care.
The Training Hubs, Health Education England and NHSE+I are working together across the BOB ICS to support PCN Clinical Directors and managers with recruitment, retention and development of their existing and new staff to make sure they create primary care teams that can address the health needs of their communities. Workforce development planning can be challenging however there are tools and support available to help you make the most of the opportunities and funding that is available. Contact your local training hub to find out more.
Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)
To support PCNs, the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) provides funding for 26,000 additional roles to create bespoke multi-disciplinary teams. Primary care networks assess the needs of their local population and, working with local community services, make support available to people where it is most needed.
While the ARRS provides some exciting opportunities it also presents challenges around provision of induction, supervision, integration and ongoing professional development. Training Hubs can provide support and information about local networks and leads, and if we don’t know the answer we can often help connect you to people who do so please do get in touch.
Find out more on each of the ARRS roles via the links below:
For those working in primary care networks and CCGs, recruitment support and guidance for ARRS roles is available from your local Training hubs and additional resources are available on FutureNHS