Using the Tesco analogy again, imagine if Tesco made every branch draft their own custom their own policies and protocols. They’d all be similar but not quite the same, and you would never know if the standard of service was the same between one branch and another.

PCNs allow an opportunity to share a common set of policies, drastically cutting down the effort required to keep this up to date and demonstrating to the CQC that everyone is working to the same standard of service.

Benefits of a common standard:-

  1. Shared resources mean substantially less work
  2. Demonstrates shared learning and collaboration
  3. Collaboration demonstrates everyone is following best practice
  4. Nothing left for the CQC to review at an inspection