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  • New care models in practice

    20 November 2017

    GP practices need to be at the centre of new care models, but understanding how best to position themselves to work with others is crucial. Trusts also need to understand how to work with large groups of practices, and commissioners need to enable the process. This event allows all GPs, practice managers, commissioners and trust colleagues to come together to understand the new models and what is working in practice.

    The event will explore the impact of the national policy direction as well as case studies of different models, including a primary care home site and a larger collaboration in Manchester. You will learn from those already working at scale about the levers and opportunities afforded by new models of care. The event will be held on 25 January in Manchester.

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  • Collaborative arrangements for general practice

    16 November 2017

    General practices are starting to work more collaboratively. However, it is important to take time to agree the purpose, vision and function of the collaboration rather than moving directly to forming a company. There are several forms a company could take including limited by guarantee or by shares. Similar options are also available in the form of a community interest company. More recently super-partnerships have developed and this form has some advantages. Depending on function you may not need a formal company or partnership arrangement.

    There are the tricky issues to consider – including VAT, staff employment and sharing, ensuring income is pensionable and CQC registration. This event on 31 January in Manchester, 13 February in London and 7 March in Birmingham will consider the alternatives, busting myths about different models and helping you to understand the best way for your practice to enter into a collaborative form.

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  • General practice at the heart of change

    9 November 2017

    In Manchester, ten local care organisations will form a major part of the fabric of the £6bn devolution programme. General practice is driving the development of these organisations. Elsewhere in the country, PCC is helping an emerging multi-specialty community provider (MCP) to sort out pay for GPs who sign up. Every item in the current issue of Commissioning Excellence focuses on the role of general practice in the changing healthcare landscape – not discussing the theory but real developments that are happening now. A group of practices in Larwood, Nottingham, has already reduced unscheduled admissions from local care homes by 67%, part of a £290,000 annual saving in urgent care costs. This issue also reviews PCC’s recent Contracting for new care models event (it runs again in Warrington this week), which gets under the covers of ACO contracts. Commissioning Excellence looks too at training initiatives to help practices better manage workload while improving the service for patients.

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