Primary Care

New Events: Supporting Primary Care Network Staff in the East of England

We are delighted to announce the Leadership & Lifelong Learning Primary Care team are supporting a PCN Network event hosted by Debbie Sorkin, National Director for Systems Leadership. These events will focus on the new landscape for primary care, challenges that staff may be facing, the role of training hubs and presentations regarding new roles in PCN’s, such as Physician Associates, AHP’s & Social Prescribing.

There are limited places available for these dates, and they will be given on a first come first served basis, so please book early!

Events in the series (please book through the East of England Leadership Academy website):

Wednesday 24th March 2021, 13:30-15:00


Wednesday 14th April 2021, 09:30-11:00

More information

The latest Primary Care events in the East of England

From February, we will be offering a series of 90-minute, high speed virtual masterclasses for leaders working in challenging, constantly evolving systems – who still need to care for the people in their team and find ways to care for themselves. The workshops are practical, interactive and should be enjoyable. Each one includes a different ‘airlock’ meditation to tune out the emotional noise, and the demands placed on you, to help you to fully participate. You will notice the thread of systems leadership and individual care running through the whole series.

Events in the series (all can be booked through the events page):

Coaching for resilience – Wednesday 10 February 2021: 09:30-11.00, Thursday 11 February 2021: 14:00-15:30

Leading teams under extreme pressure – Tuesday 23 February 2021: 14:00-15.30, Wednesday 3 March 2021: 09.30-11.00

Waving or drowning? 90 Mins to improve your resilience – Wednesday 24 February 2021: 14:00-15.30, Thursday 4 March 2021: 09:30-11.00

Living Change – Tuesday 9 March 2021: 10:00-11:30, Wednesday 10 March 2021: 14:00-15.30

Power & Politics – Thursday 18 March 2021: 14:00-15:30, Wednesday 24 March 2021: 09:30-11.00

During the next few years, primary care will undergo enormous changes to meet the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan. The pressures of an ageing population, the need for better health outcomes, recruitment and retention issues, an increased use of technology, the introduction of Integrated Care Systems, and greater collaboration through Primary Care Networks all present leadership challenges for those working in primary care. Leaders will need to work more collectively across networks and systems, to be visionary in designing future services, and more effective in leading their teams to help improve the quality of patient care and the health and well-being of local communities.

If you work in primary care, download the NHS Leadership Academy’s new eBook to find out how we can help you and your organisation. The E-Book can be accessed here.

Primary Care Networks

Primary care networks enable the provision of proactive, accessible, coordinated and more integrated primary and community care improving outcomes for patients. They are likely to be formed around natural communities based on GP registered lists, often serving populations of around 30,000 to 50,000 . Networks will be small enough to still provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact through deeper collaboration between practices and others in the local health (community and primary care) and social care system . They will provide a platform for providers of care being sustainable into the longer term.

Clinical Directors Leadership Programme

This programme has been developed in partnership with the Queens Nursing Institute to support leadership development Primary Care. The programme is designed for newly appointed Primary Care Networks (PCN) clinical directors and is open to all clinicians who have been appointed to that role.

Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives

Applications for cohort 6 is now closed – Are you passionate about improving primary or dental care? Are you already working to increase the quality of the care delivered across your wider area? Do you want support to develop your initiative and at the same time to develop your skills as a leader in healthcare?

Coaching workshops:

We will be holding 90-minute masterclasses for Primary Care: Coaching, Team Leadership, Influencing Others, Leading Change & power & politics.

Information and how to book will follow shortly.