PCN service offer: workforce

The Confederation will work with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust to establish a bespoke workforce service with the following components:

Area Summary Estimated cost
Resourcing – mandated roles
  • Development of consistent job descriptions / person specs with PCNs
  • Access to AFC banding panels (for PCNs who use AFC)
  • Vacancy administration at scale, via NHS Jobs
  • Social media promotion
  • Design and delivery of assessment centres at scale with PCNs
  •  Support on working through resourcing options via Primary Care Development team / workforce service
Up to £500 per mandated role, sourced from existing underspend (rising to up to £750 if psychometric testing required)
Training & development
  • Access to LCH leadership development programme
  • Professional / peer support network for mandated roles, self-facilitated, with input from PCN leads / Confederation as needed
Courses charged on a per-use basis. Indicative cost for 1 place on one of LCH’s 3-3.5 day (non-consecutive) leadership modules £100-£200 per person (3 modules available)

Professional / peer support network – nominal £100 per role per annum to cover administration costs

Planning
  • Co-development of workforce plans with PCNs through Primary Care Development team / workforce service
£0 No additional cost in Year 1 – absorbed by existing  primary care development offer, with Confederation / LCH workforce service
Connections
  • Continued representation of primary care voice with educational institutions, West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership and the Leeds Health & Care Academy
£0 No additional cost in Year 1 – absorbed by existing  primary care development offer, and Confederation / LCH workforce service