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  • Breaking the cycle of despair: the support practices really need

    15 August 2018

    National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement.

    Yet commissioners and practices themselves know that without tackling fundamental issues, more practices will decline, fail or continue to set their sights no higher than survival.

    PCC has worked with hundreds of practices to fix the things that are holding them back. We have helped struggling practices to get out of reverse gear. We have also helped practices before issues start to become terminal with interventions that allow them to recover their momentum and repair morale.

    We help both individual practices and those who wish to work as a primary care network. To find out more about PCC’s practical support for practices, contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk

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  • Support for primary care networks

    7 August 2018

    NHS England is supporting primary care networks (PCN), an initiative to stimulate the development of general practice groups covering the 30,000 to 50,000 population size often regarded as the entry level point for primary care at scale. PCN advocates collaborative ways of working and finding collective solutions to local problems.

    PCC works with primary care networks and - where in place - federation boards to develop the vision and plans needed by local networks, focusing on early-stage collaboration including reaching consensus, identifying roles, and creating engagement; and moving on to support the leadership development and business planning to make networks successful and sustainable. For more information about how we can facilitate networks in your area contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk.

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  • Why there’s no longer any value in activity based contracts

    2 August 2018

    If they are to fulfil their potential, integrated care systems will need new approaches to commissioning underpinned by new contracting methods. This article from PCC examines how population based contracting could provide new ways of measuring the impact of healthcare and related services.

    Under such contracts, success is measured by defined outcomes for specific patient groups and entire populations that demonstrate good value for them and for taxpayers. PCC is planning invitation-only events for local system leaders as they seek to move from block and activity-based contracts with individual organisations to agreements spanning whole systems.

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