There are certain legal issues that members of an NCP must deal with before entering into and signing their data-sharing agreement, including: the NCP agreement is a legally binding document that will govern an increasing share of the services to be provided by general practice. As the future evolution and direction of ncPs is not yet clear, it would at least be desirable to increase the flexibility of the amended provisions, clarify the financial arrangements and extend or amend a number of legislative provisions contained in the proposal. A “first” network agreement concluded is the most important part of this repository and the use of the national proposal is mandatory. The network agreement must be concluded and signed by 30 June 2019 at the latest. .