Leaders of Northamptonshire’s new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will this month embark on a new learning support programme helping them to develop successfully together.

PCNs are local collaborations of GP practices which have been set up to improve health and care for their communities. There are 16 PCNs covering the whole of
our county, each led by its own clinical director.

Northamptonshire’s Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) and the East Midlands Leadership Academy
(EMLA) have established a learning community for clinical directors. As well as keeping them in touch with NHCP and the county’s clinical commissioning groups for the latest developments around PCNs, the community will enable
them to share ideas and issues, solve problems together and provide mutual support.

Clinical directors will also have the opportunity to access leadership coaching from EMLA and will be invited to join NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ‘Leading Transformation in Primary Care’ development programme. The first of a series of four local PCN leadership programme workshops will be taking place on 14 August, with others set for October, December and February. This follows a successful Primary Care Network development session held earlier this year.

For more information about Primary Care Networks in Northamptonshire visit www.northamptonshirehcp.co.uk/pcns.