Primary Care Network Accelerator (PCNA)

The At Scale Primary Care Network Accelerator (PCNA) is a proven, practical, online project management tool adapted specifically to accelerate the development,mobilisation and operation of Primary Care Networks (PCNs). It contains all the actions required to create and operate a sustainable PCN. The PCNA is pre-populated with all the prompts, actions and milestones across four organisational areas.

The diagram below provides a high-level view of the PCNA showing the simplified interface of the tool. This simple way of reporting provides a smart way to evidence the project’s status, identify any bottlenecks or over running tasks, and allows delivery of tasks to be monitored across your PCN member practices. Establishing a methodology that provides, assurance to you that all necessary progress is being made.

High Level View of the PCN Accelerator 

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The PCNA is a proven, practical, online project management tool adapted specifically to support the development of PCNs. It contains all the actions required to accelerate the development the mobilisation and the operation of your PCN and will be refreshed to reflect the evolving requirements of the annual contract changes . The PCNA is pre-populated with all the prompts, actions and milestones across four organisational areas. The tool has been tried and tested to support practice mergers and collaborations including helping the biggest single patient list practice in the UK successfully accelerate it’s go live date, Octagon Medical Practice. 

Based on years of experience of delivering successful collaborations and service integration, we developed the PCNA to provide a clear structure to help the development of PCNs. We recognise that the delivery of these new entities is above and beyond the “day job” of General Practice and that support is needed to provide an inclusive approach for all members and demonstrable progress against national expectations.

The result is the PCNA. Tried and tested, the PCNA provides a sophisticated approach to delivering your PCN in rapid time. Combined with At Scale’s hands on support, this will allow you to meet PCN deadlines:

  • Without having to employ extensive project management resources
  • Without having to worry if you have missed something
  • Maximising use of your own resources and know how in a targeted way
  • By involving and informing partners and staff of what they are required to complete and by when
  • Tailoring to your local challenges, opportunities and desired health outcomes.