• Influencing skills: getting things done your way

    15 August 2017

    As NHS and other organisations increasingly have to work together to solve common problems, influencing skills are more important than ever.

    Influencing is a combination of persuasion and negotiation - being able to persuade others and negotiate to reach an agreement.

    Influencing is a vital part of communication at work. Learning to make persuasion techniques more successful will lead to smarter and more efficient working.

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  • Three steps to engagement with primary care

    15 August 2017

    NHS trusts need to work more closely with primary care to deliver the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View, but their cultures and ways of working are very different.

    Primary care is central to the success of accountable care systems, multi-specialty community providers (MCPs) and primary and acute care systems (PACS). But while trusts and primary care have a shared interest in making new care models work for everyone, no one seems to know where to start.

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  • Issues around pharmacy access to local electronic health records

    14 August 2017

    A briefing from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee outlines a list of issues to be considered by local pharmaceutical committees and community pharmacy contractors when planning pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems.

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  • National framework for leadership development

    14 August 2017

    NHS Improvement has published an updated framework to help NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities: system leadership, quality improvement, inclusive and compassionate leadership, and talent management.

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  • Lease incentives for GP practices

    14 August 2017

    The General Practice Forward View makes a commitment to help every GP practice that is a tenant in an NHS Property Services or Community Health Partnerships building to enter into a new lease. This offer is available until 30 November 2017 and includes: reimbursement of stamp duty land tax for the initial term (up to 15 years), contribution of up to £1,000 plus VAT of legal fees related to the lease transaction, and reimbursement of management fees for the financial year 2016/17 and 2017/18. Further information on how practices can claim this support can be found on the NHS England website.

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