• New e-learning courses coming soon

    16 January 2018

    We will be adding two new e-learning courses to our portfolio soon: Grammar and Effective Writing and Data Protection. The grammar and effective writing course helps participants to discover the underlying rules and conventions of writing, consider the impact of their writing decisions and develop their own writing and editing skills. The data protection course has been revised and for 2017/18 including information on GDPR, the European legislation that all practices need to be aware of before it takes effect on 25 May.

    Don’t forget PCC subscribers can access e-learning as part of their subscription package. A list of all our courses is available at https://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/e-learning-0

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  • Eye health contracting essentials

    16 January 2018

    Building on the understanding gained at our level one contract essentials and from real work examples this full day session will take you through scenarios you are likely to face as contracting managers.

    As part of the day on 22 February in London and 25 April in Leeds we will be asking you to provide local scenarios and queries you would like to work through regarding approach and decision making.

    This session is aimed at delegates with a basic understanding or above of the GOS arrangements.

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  • Fatigue and sleep deprivation – the impact of different working patterns on doctors

    15 January 2018

    A BMA briefing highlights the risks posed by fatigue among doctors. It also presents a framework for how the government, organisations and doctors themselves can manage this risk.

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  • Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS

    15 January 2018

    A report from a think-tank illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests some potential solutions.

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  • Tips on writing an effective questionnaire

    15 January 2018

    Writing a questionnaire to get the views of patients, the public or NHS staff can be challenging. NHS England has therefore published a guide to writing an effective questionnaire which can help healthcare professionals get it right. It is part of a growing series of bite-size guides to insight. Other guides in the series give advice on topics such as how to help people with a learning disability to give feedback, how to build insight through qualitative research and how and when to commission new insight rather than using existing sources of information.

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