The Primary Care Applications Committee (PCAC) determines Primary Care contractual matters on behalf of the Health Board, and in accordance with the appropriate NHS regulations.
Performance issues are determined by the Performers Issues Group which reports to the Quality, Safety & Experience Primary & Community Sub-Committee and are therefore not part of this Committee.
Consider options with regard to vacant GMS Practices and make recommendations on behalf of the Board in accordance with WHC (2006) 063 and locally agreed processes.
Consider recommendations for support from GMS contractors made in accordance with the Local Sustainability Assessment Process following a GMS sustainability assessment panel (WG Correspondence 03.09.2015).
Consider applications made by GMS Contractors and make decisions on behalf of the Board in accordance with the NHS (General Medical Services Contracts) (Wales) Regulations 2004
Consider applications in relation to pharmaceutical services provision in the UHB area, and make decisions on behalf of the Board and in accordance with NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) (Wales) Regulations 2013
Consider applications in relation to contractual dental services provision in the UHB area, and make decisions on behalf of the Board and in accordance with The National Health Service (Personal Dental Services Agreements) (Wales) Regulations 2006 and The National Health Service (General Dental Services Agreements) (Wales) Regulations 2006
Appeals will normally be heard by a separate panel in accordance with the appropriate regulations with the exception of issues not previously determined by this Committee
The full role of the Committee is detailed in the PCAC Terms of Reference (PDF, 401 KB).