National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement.
Yet commissioners and practices themselves know that without tackling fundamental issues, more practices will decline, fail or continue to set their sights no higher than survival.
PCC has worked with hundreds of practices to fix the things that are holding them back. We have helped struggling practices to get out of reverse gear. We have also helped practices before issues start to become terminal with interventions that allow them to recover their momentum and repair morale.
We help both individual practices and those who wish to work as a primary care network. To find out more about PCC’s practical support for practices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC is looking to recruit to its events team. Reporting to the events team manager, you will have an operational remit and play a vital role in the delivery of PCC events. You will have responsibility for the day to day running of your own event projects from inception to completion and support other events in our programme as required. We are looking to hear from highly organised individuals with previous end-to-end event management experience, who are able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication and project management skills are vital. The ideal candidate will be passionate about events and focussed on delivering quality every time. If you are interested in joining the team please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 7 September 2018. Interviews will be held in Leeds on Wednesday 19 September 2018.
More general practice groups are coming together in networks (primary care networks (PCN) covering the 30,000 to 50,000 population size often regarded as the entry level point for primary care at scale, with the aim to find collaborative ways of working and collective solutions to local problems.
PCC works with primary care networks and - where in place - federation boards to develop the vision and plans needed by local networks, focusing on early-stage collaboration including reaching consensus, identifying roles, and creating engagement; and moving on to support the leadership development and business planning to make networks successful and sustainable. For those federations and networks that have been in existence for some time, PCC supports reviewing the business strategy to ensure the collaboration is fit for the future. For more information about how we can support contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice teams in London are invited to attend a series of free workshops designed to assist with the delivery of the General Practice Five Year Forward View objectives. The sessions will focus on the GP Forward View 10 high impact actions and will include guest speakers who have had successful experiences in delivering these actions. Facilitators will help delegates to share their challenges and successes and encourage them to consider the most effective ways of working. The workshops are being held across London from September to December.
PCC is pleased to announce its inclusion on Consult 18, a procurement framework designed to make it easier for NHS and public sector organisations to buy consultancy services. The framework, managed by NHS Shared Business Services, includes companies providing a wide range of specialist consulting services. For information about Consult 18, see the NHS SBS website.