In addition to having signed the network agreement, PCNs are also required to have appropriate data sharing arrangements in place. The deadline for this remains 30 June and there is still no sign of the promised NHS England data sharing template.
We understand that at least one CCG is insisting that a data sharing agreement must be in place by 30 June, if the PCN is to go live (and receive its funding backdated to 1 April).
Time is fast running out. With this in mind, we have produced a template data sharing agreement that you can use for your PCN as a stop gap, until the national template has been issued.