• 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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  • Sustainability and transformation partnerships: developing robust governance arrangements

    18 October 2017

    The Healthcare Finance Managers’ Association has published guidance for boards to consider when thinking about the governance of STPs. It includes a diagnostic tool to assess the status of governance arrangements arising from “at scale” working. Completing the tool will provide a basis for discussion by boards, governing bodies or audit committees of NHS bodies seeking assurance about developing governance arrangements.

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  • Making the case for quality improvement

    18 October 2017

    The King's Fund has published a report setting out ten lessons for NHS leaders looking to embed quality improvement in their work.

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