GPDF has published guidance for PCNs This is a useful summary of some of the issues currently facing forming PCNs and well worth downloading and reading.
Personally I worry that PCNs are becoming a distraction from actually improving healthcare on the ground. A lot of time / effort from managers/ lawyers and a range of private companies (including mine!) are jumping on the PCN bandwagon and a lot of what I’m hearing is have you filled in your contract, have you organised your structure, have you got your governance…. no one is saying how do you improve healthcare.. perhaps it will get there.
Our advice is don’t go mad. Don’t spend lots of money on lawyers. Just get together and establish your issues, your priorities and work on standardising and harmonising care and sharing best practice.