Keeping stakeholders informed and involved

NHS England has worked closely with stakeholders and staff from the PCS Service, who have been involved at all stages of the process, and will continue to help develop the new way of delivering these services.

A Stakeholder Forum has been constituted under new governance arrangements to manage the contract with the following purpose:

To ensure that NHS England, as the commissioner for primary care support services, understands the views of key stakeholders and enables them to influence the delivery and direction of the services to ensure high quality, effective services are provided to the satisfaction of users.

Read the full Terms of Reference for the Forum and Membership.

Membership of the Stakeholder Forum includes:

  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU)
  • Optical Confederation, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)
  • Public Health England (PHE) National Screening Teams
  • NHS England Dental Local Professional Network (LPN)
  • Royal College of GPs (RCGP).

Incident report for 2015-16

This is a part year report covering the period from the contract start on 1 September 2015 to 31 March 2016.

We know that stakeholders share our recognition of the importance of safeguarding patient and personal identifiable information in the provision of this service.  We have committed to build on the information we already publish in our annual report regarding incidents by providing further information each year on the incidents that have been reported to NHS England by Capita, as the provider of primary care support services.  All these incidents are investigated and jointly reviewed to ensure that learning is applied to improve the service delivery over the life of the contract.