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Questions to ask in your Primary Care Network Manager Job Interview

Updated: May 29, 2023

One of the most referenced resources is my getting started guide for newly appointed Primary Care Network (PCN) Managers. However, I know there are many of you at the stage of applying for the position.

To help you to stand out in the interview here are ten, not so obvious, questions you may consider asking in your PCN Manager job interview. The answers to these will also provide a better understanding of the role you will be stepping into.

If you're reading these questions as the hiring panel or PCN Clinical Director, they will provide an indication for your own preparation for the questions. You will also get an idea of how/what to describe is going on in the network and clearly articulate what you need.


  1. What is the vision for your PCN?

  2. How would you describe the culture of your network?

  3. What is the network currently working on?

  4. What is the one thing you keep saying you need to do but haven’t managed to do yet?

  5. How are decisions made in your network?

  6. What roles have been recruited to the network, and how are they getting on?

  7. Do you have an up-to-date business plan?

  8. If I were to be appointed, what would be my priorities for the next 90 days?

  9. Which relationships would you recommend that I need to build first?

  10. What are you currently finding most challenging?

If you are successful in which your job interview and are new to brand new to the world of PCNs, please check out our PCN Manager Training. This is perfect to support you with your induction.

We also have a host of resources that can be found on our PCN Resources Page. Get stuck into these and to ensure you don’t miss any of our PCN insights and tips, go sign up for our newsletter here.

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I have an MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management, I'm published in the London Journal of Primary Care and I host The Business of Healthcare Podcast.

I have 3 children - my youngest has Type 1 Diabetes and my middle child has the kidney condition Nephrotic Syndrome. Working with healthcare professionals is not just a job for me, it's part of everyday life. And as a result, I've developed a huge passion for helping others to deliver excellent care.

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