We are really happy to today launch Pulse PCN, the new hub containing information for primary care network clinical directors, the first of its kind.

Pulse PCN

It will contain news, views and analysis specifically for clinical directors – although will, of course, be free to any GP who is interested.

To kick off this new project, we have an in-depth analysis of the ‘mission creep’ that is taking place, with clinical directors finding themselves taking on more and more work than they originally expected. We also have the first of a regular column from Dr Nikki Kanani, the medical director of NHS England, discussing the inverse car law and the Covid vaccination programme. And we feature two letters from clinical directors on the new health bill, and musings on how Covid has affected the first couple of years of the PCN project.

In future weeks, we will be featuring Q&As with PCN leaders, a PCN Profile focusing on networks with unusual circumstances, more views, advice on hiring additional roles and other aspects of running a network, and lots more. Keep an eye out on the monthly (not completely 100% factual) bulletin from the Sackwell And Binthorpe PCSSIU in the coming weeks.

There will be a weekly newsletter, the first one of which will go out on Tuesday 8 April. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, contact our subscriptions team: [email protected].

There will also be a quarterly print supplement that will be sent automatically to PCN leaders with Pulse. Again, if you want to ensure you receive this, contact our subscriptions team: [email protected].