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PCN Manager - Affinity Primary Care Network

Affinity PCN member Practices include Fallodon Way Medical Centre, Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre, Greenway Community Practice and Sea Mills Surgery. We are committed to providing high quality care within available resources, be good employers, be efficient and innovative with contracts and opportunities, and work collaboratively with others for the benefit of our patients and Practices. The PCN Executive Board includes a GP Partner and Practice Manager from each member practice.

The PCN formed in 2019 following the launch of the national Primary Care Network DES and has signed up to the DES 2022/23. In addition to the DES, BNSSG CCG is contracting some services and funding through the PCN which also places a responsibility for all Practices to collectively optimise service delivery and targets. Good financial control is needed to maximise efficiencies and opportunities. The PCN believe whilst this is the direction of travel it is important to allow practices to maintain their own unique identities and be respected in their decision making and communication.

Since forming Affinity PCN we have seen great benefits in achieving projects, recruiting, sharing staff and more recently in supporting each other during the coronavirus outbreak.

The PCN is now looking for an efficient and effective Manager to work closely with the Executive board and Steering Committees to meet the requirements of the Network DES, maximise service delivery and financial efficiencies, recruit shared team members, share best practice within the PCN, maintain good communication and provide good financial reporting.

As a hands-on manager, the post holder will have operational responsibility for various functions of the primary care network including the management of ARRS roles, the oversight and management of the finances for the PCN, resourcing and regulatory compliance and the delivery and monitoring of projects and services committed or commissioned by the PCN. Understanding of the NHS, network policy is essential as well as financial acumen and experience of managing procedures including budget and cash flow forecasting.

As a member of the management within the network, the PCN Manager will support colleagues in the network’s practices of Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre, Greenway Community practice, Fallodon Way Medical Centre, Sea Mills Surgery. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills. They will be confident in the collection, analysis, presentation, and use of data and with be confident in business and contractual administration.

If you are an experienced Manager in primary care looking for a new and exciting change in career, then we would love to hear from you. Formal applications should be via CV and covering letter to Jenny.saxon-ornellas@nhs.net

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