2017/18 services reflect new world of commissioning

24 February 2017
PCC has launched a revamped subscription service for commissioners leading primary care development and system transformation.
 
The service provides access to knowledge and training to build operational and strategic capability, including the management of primary medical care contracts, the implications of new contracting models such as MCP, primary care governance, workforce development, and understanding of new care models.
 
“In recent years we have seen a huge shift in emphasis from a contractual and transactional view of primary care to a model that puts it at the centre of the health economy. The problem for general practice is that it is fighting for its survival at the same time as strong general practice has been recognised as the critical factor in the sustainability of the wider NHS. It’s the job of commissioners to ensure that the money that goes into general practice is used not just to keep things running but to bring about the longer term changes needed,” says Helen Northall, chief executive of PCC.
 
“That’s why our services for commissioners are not just about technical contracting expertise but primary care development in the broadest sense.
So clients can use their subscriptions to access personal and team development services, including coaching and leadership courses, as well as our acknowledged expertise in contracting,” she adds.
 
The 2017/18 service builds on offers in previous years to provide NHS England local offices and CCGs with support in more ways than ever. Unlimited helpdesk and webinar places have been added to the existing subscription which includes places at national events, local workshops, networks and regular news feeds covering policy, practice, regulation, reports and resources.
 
Webinars covering primary care contracting, premises, finance and governance, among other topics, have been introduced as a time and cost-saving alternative to travelling to face to face events.
 
A number of new e-learning courses are available as part of the subscription as are local workshops which can be tailored to meet specific requirements.
 
We can also run network meetings to bring local stakeholders together to share experiences, debate issues and progress plans.
Preferential terms are available to new and existing clients that sign up or renew their subscriptions before the end of March.
 
For details of the service contact subscriptions@pcc-cic.org.uk or talk to your local adviser.

 

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