Primary care networks (PCNs) were introduced in 2019 and have had a seismic impact on General Practice. The person leading the charge with information has been Ben Gowland of the General Practice Podcast and in this episode we review his 2019 and share our own and the impact of PCNs.
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Role of federations with PCNs
What excites us for 2020
How the new roles will change primary care
Ben Andy and Gandhi’s views on the new roles for PCNs with an in depth discussion on pharmacists, paramedics, first contact physiotherapist, mental health workers and physician associates.
We mention the work by Healthier Fleetwood in integrating care. http://www.healthierfleetwood.co.uk/
Is equal share in networks the best way to share resources?
Ben’s favourite work based app: Dropbox
And an honourable mention to Skype and other VOIP services.
Ben’s favourite non-work based app: Audible and Zen Tennis
How would Ben Gowland spend £100 million on health tech and no red tape?
Solving trust issues with data sharing in primary care …...not an easy feat!
Predictions for 2020
Gandhi - excited about the digital revolution of primary care and anxious about the impact. With a caution on workload impact for all.
A collective news story of ‘PCNs on the ropes’
A lower impact of artificial intelligence in primary care. Ben feels it will be back with companies like Bablyon delving further into primary care.
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