It is a year since new provisions were made in the NHS standard contract to improving working practices between primary and secondary care. Now the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published new clinical guidelines on onward referral. AMRC with the backing of NHS England is asking CCGs to continue to work with providers to deliver against the new contract provisions.
NHS England has announced £10 million of additional funding in 2018/19 to support the retention of GPs in the workforce. A new local GP retention fund will promote new ways of working and offer additional support in areas that have struggled most to retain GPs.
PCC is looking for a programme support officer to support its dental contract reform (DCR) programme. The role will involve working closely with the dental contract reform programme manager to support them to facilitate the delivery of the DCR programme, integration of work streams and timely issue resolution. The job description is available here.
Applications should be sent to Wendie.firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London w/c 25 June 2018 and the successful candidates will be notified w/c 18 June if they have been successfully shortlisted for interview.
As the GP forward view passes its second anniversary, PCC is planning events to help practices understand the practical steps they can take to ease workload and improve sustainability. A workshop in September will hear from speakers with experience of implementing the so-called high-impact actions, including practice manager Sheinaz Stansfield who will set out the benefits to practices and patients of implementing social prescribing and other changes. Dr Steve Kell from the Larwood Health Partnership, which has twice received “outstanding” ratings from CQC, will explain how new clinical roles and a team based approach have enabled Larwood to weather the pressures faced by all practices. The workshop on 4 September in Manchester and 20 September in London is aimed at practice managers and CCG colleagues with primary care development and support roles.