Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) and community health

National service specifications 2020/21 engagement

As you may know, the GP contract framework, agreed by NHS England and NHS Improvement and General Practitioners Committee (GPC) England in January 2019, secured significant investment for primary care services and established primary care networks (PCNs) across the country. NHSE & I are now seeking feedback on a key feature of that contract, the five national service specifications, which will be delivered by PCNs – in collaboration with community services and other providers – from April 2020.

  • Structured medication reviews and optimisation
  • Enhanced health in care homes (delivered jointly with community services providers)
  • Anticipatory care (delivered jointly with community services providers)
  • Personalised care; and
  • Supporting early cancer diagnosis

Find out more and how you can feedback in the attached documents:

There will be more information at the members’ meetings on Wednesday 8 January, but if you have any questions about what this might mean locally, please contact Gaynor Connor, Director of Transformation.