My learning curve as a clinical director
Primary Care Network clinical director Julie Hoskin reflects on the sharp learning curve of her first 100 days in post
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) came into existence in July 2019. Progress is being made, although for many of us new to clinical director roles it feels slow and painful.
In Sheffield we had been working together in ‘neighbourhoods’. My own neighbourhood had well-established links with the voluntary care sector, local government agencies and neighbouring practices.
It shouldn’t have felt like a quantum shift, but somehow it did. The large injections of money from NHS England suggest that PCNs will be able to initiate great projects to increase access for patients, reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes for our populations.
I was initially reluctant as I assumed...
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