PCN Manager, Cheadle Primary Care Network, Stockport

A new and exciting position for a Primary Care Network Manager, working remotely but able to commute within Cheadle PCN area for meetings and engagement with practices.

To play a pivotal role in the delivery of high quality primary health care within the Cheadle PCN.

Cheadle PCN in Stockport has a registered population of approximately 34000 patients comprising
four practices: Cheadle Medical Practice, Gatley Medical Centre, Finney Lane Surgery and Heald
Green Health Centre 2.
The role of the PCN Manager is to work collaboratively as part of the PCN management and
leadership team. You will focus on developing high quality, effective and accessible services for
patients in the PCN. You will work with practices and the clinical director to create a strategy to
deliver the aims of the PCN.
The ideal candidate will need to be proactive, have a passion for primary care, and have a proven
track record in delivering projects and managing the expectations of multiple stakeholders.
The remit of this role is broad and will require attention to detail in delivering high-quality day-to-day
The PCN Manager’s areas of responsibility include:

Strategy and Leadership
• To clarify objectives and priorities for network delivery in line with operational capacity,
financial parameters and contract requirements
• Research and apply evidence from national policy guidance that will influence the planning
and delivery of PCN priorities
• Promote the engagement of all PCN practices
• To work together with core network practice managers and partners, ensuring proactive
stakeholder management occurs, including frontline staff, team, service, organisation, senior
leaders, external bodies.
• Provide and build upon key performance management data, as appropriate.

• To act as the first point of contact regarding the delivery of Networks’ projects/ schemes.
• Manage contractual requirements on behalf of the network
• To provide project management
• Coordinate training and development of PCN-employed staff, as required by the core network
• Coordinate the delivery of enhanced services and other service submissions on behalf of the
• Support recruitment, induction and training of new PCN-employed staff
• Collate feedback/analysis data on behalf of the network to report to the ICB and other
organisations as required
• To manage the workflow processes concerning the above
• To support the chairing of network meetings
• Identify and record risks and issues, developing contingency plans
• Drive issues through to resolution, acting as a point of expertise
• To implement network-based projects
Finance and Governance
• To support the collation of financial information
• To monitor and check the accuracy of the submissions for the DES and contractual
• Ensure the PCN compliance with the GDPR and FOI along with other relevant legislation and
professional information management standards such as GMC/BMA and LMC guidance
• Compiling and presenting financial reports
• To ensure that all reports and claims are submitted on a monthly and quarterly basis as
• To ensure that the PCN’s physical and financial resources are managed and maintained for
maximum effectiveness through:
o Ensuring financial risks are recognised and appropriate action taken
o Planning and monitoring income and cash flow to ensure that income is maximised
and that funds are available as required
o Ensuring the Practice’s allocation of resources is fair and equitable
o Maintaining accurate records of income and expenditure against projects and funding
o Report to the PCN practices the financial positioning (including budgeting, forecasting
and scenario planning) on a regular basis.
o Ensuring the PCN is aware of contract financial responsibilities and tax liabilities
o Facilitating end of year accounts
o To provide expenditure details to the PCN Board, highlighting variances from the
project budget
o To organise the procurement of equipment, supplies and services within agreed
o To maintain up to date knowledge of national streams
o To work alongside the Practices and their financial infrastructure in delivering the

Relationship Management

• To work as a flexible member of the PCN, providing support to other team members when
• To take an active role in the development and embedding of the PCNs culture, values and
reputation as providers of high-quality services
• To encourage all staff to collaborate through sharing information and intelligence across
different activities
• Build good relationships with all stakeholders involved in the PCN
• Develop and deliver a communication plan using a wide variety of channels
• To represent the network at external meetings
• Listen and act on staff feedback from the frontline to build staff trust by adopting a proactive,
facilitative approach.
• Provide coaching and support to staff and stakeholders involved in PCN transformation and
• Provide line management to PCN-employed staff
• Support recruitment which is aligned to a workforce plan
• To facilitate progression for the PCN-employed staff to promote staff retention
Equality and Diversity
• The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and
colleagues, to include:
• Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way
that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
• Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
• Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and
respects their circumstances, feeling priorities and rights.
Please note that this is an evolving role, and the candidate will need to be flexible and adaptable.

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Mike Evens, Clinical director of the PCN, michael.evans12@nhs.net.

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Cheadle Medical Practice, 1-5 Ashfield Crescent, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1BH (view map).

Closing date: 30/04/2023Job type: PermanentStaff group: Administrative and ClericalJob location: StockportEmployer: Cheadle Primary Care NetworkSalary: 48000 –55000 depending on experience, pro rata