• NHS England reports on better cancer care

    19 October 2017

    The NHS is on track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report by NHS England’s national cancer programme.

    The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, including £130m over the period 2016 to 2018 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and £200m over the next two years to accelerate rapid diagnosis and enhance patients’ quality of life.

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  • Access to PCC events and training for you and your team

    18 October 2017

    As increasing numbers of practices ask to access our events, training and e-learning courses, PCC has created an affordable version of its highly regarded subscription service for practice teams. The service includes places at our face-to-face events, such as customer service training for reception teams and sessions on how to manage difficult conversations, influencing skills and leadership. E-learning, including courses on managing risk on social media and presentation skills, allow staff to develop their skills with minimal disruption to the daily routine. Subscribers also get unlimited access to a growing range of webinars led by our experts on contracting and premises issues. Download a full description of the service: http://bit.ly/2xOPRAa

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  • Manchester puts general practice at the heart of devolution plans

    18 October 2017

    The creation of GP hubs forms a key part of the bold plan to enable greater local control of spending and decision-making for health and social care in Manchester. Dr Tracey Vell, an LMC chief executive and associate lead of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the organisation in control of the region’s £6bn budget, told a recent PCC event: “General practice is driving new models of care and local care organisations. Primary care is now increasingly viewed as the core component of an integrated, community based care system rather than a separate standalone entity.” See the PCC website for the full story: http://bit.ly/2yyOJ2I

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  • Manchester puts general practice at the heart of devolution plan

    18 October 2017

    With the government trumpeting Greater Manchester as its devolution flagship the development of a localised form of accountable care in the city region will be watched particularly carefully.

    The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership now controls the £6 billion health and social care budget devolved from Whitehall.

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  • How to be a better manager

    18 October 2017

    Great managers are admired, good to be around, and make things happen. They understand their role, and engage with organisational objectives and their people with equal ability and confidence.

    Many people find themselves promoted into management or supervisory positions because they’re good at something. That’s great. Unfortunately, they’re not often good at management.

    The programme on 28 November in London, 5 December in Birmingham and 6 December in Manchester is fast-paced, and will give you the opportunity to assess your managerial strengths, understand your opportunities for self-development, and equip you with a personal strategy to get the best out of yourself as an inspiring manager - ready to build a success culture with your team.

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