New guidelines from NHS England on the Network Contract DES

On 24 May 2019, NHSE released new guidelines for the Network Contract DES, which include important detail including:

  •  The role of commissioners and LMCs in PCN formation
  • Network infrastructure
  • Workforce reimbursement
  • Financial entitlements and payment information
  • Extended hours access
  •  Practices and PCNs that cross CCG boundaries
  • Future requirements

This guidance is intended to supplement the requirements set out in the Network Contract DES Directions and Network Contract DES specification.

If you have any queries regarding the Network Contract DES, please contact gaynor.connor1@nhs.net