We provide support to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) through the creation of a Cost Sharing Agreement and a Cost Sharing Group. The aim of these services is to provide PCNs and practices with the most efficient approach to VAT management and to provide at-scale finance and HR services.
Working with PCNs to support their development
The development of PCNs has come with an increased risk associated with VAT costs and other employment liabilities. To help with this PCS has developed a Cost Sharing Agreement – developed with company and employment law experts at Hempsons LLP.
In addition we have worked with PCNs to create a Cost Sharing Group. Cost Sharing Groups, if administered properly, remove VAT liability from the transfer of staff and services across a PCN.
Cost Sharing Group
PCS have been working with PCNs to develop and pilot a Cost Sharing Group. The aim is to enable the most efficient approach to VAT management across a PCN and provide at-scale, at-cost, finance and HR support to networks.
Benefits of an at-scale cost sharing group hosted by Primary Care Sheffield
Setting up a cost sharing group delivered at city-wide scale by Primary Care Sheffield means that a range of back office services can be provided at “cost” which smaller schemes are unlikely to be able to provide.
Our proposal is that members of the group would receive specialist HR, finance, and accounting support from a dedicated and experience team of subject matter experts.
Members would also be covered under PCS’s Employer Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity would be covered under PCS policies.
A city-wide Cost Sharing Group makes sense in terms of reducing the administrative and financial burden on networks. An individual PCNs working to set up their own group would need to meet all of the requirements to become a limited company.
Services available through the Cost Sharing Group
Income and Expenditure management
Payroll processing and management
Ad hoc advice and support
HR Advice and Guidance
HR Policies and Procedures
Statement of Recommended Practice (SOPs)
Teamnet and Mandatory Training
Support with absence management