In this episode Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott discuss the topic of Primary Care Networks with Vicky Tolliday, Nurse Director of the social enterprise Better Health Manchester and Clinical Director of a Primary Care Network, and Dr Girish Patel, GP and Clinical Director of a Primary Care Network.
They explain what Primary Care Networks are, their structure, leadership and their purpose. They also cover some aspects of funding including Directed Enhanced Services (DES), discuss how they both became clinical directors and what this role entails, as well as talking about some opportunities to get involved with Primary Care Networks. They finish by explaining what they see to be the pros and cons of Primary Care Networks.
Listen to the podcast episode on PodBean at https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-un69g-102da11
- Primary care networks explained, The King’s Fund: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/primary-care-networks-explained?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9_mDBhCGARIsAN3PaFPmi-6hCpND-rBQKNAXuwpng0bFOYVs_BjlShvFWvhfltUoR-PICjAaApQLEALw_wcB
- Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers: https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk/jobs/
- If you would like more information about the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), then check out some of our other episodes where Sara and Lisa interview a representative from each of the new roles that can be employed by Primary Care Networks.