PCC is researching the challenges faced by smaller practices, both rural and urban, as well as those faced by larger practices in rural areas. Please help by taking part in our survey http://bit.ly/2DSmnEy, if your practice falls in these categories.
You can also take part in webinars on 27 February and 7 March between 12:30 and 13:30 that explore the challenges facing smaller and rural practices. Register interest by emailing email@example.com.
Conflicts of interest pose a significant risk to CCGs and emerging integrated care systems (ICS), which could leave commissioners exposed to reputational damage or result in decisions being open to challenge. Managing conflicts is a discipline requiring judgement, insight and the ability to evaluate risk. Talking through scenarios with colleagues is the best way to develop these capabilities. PCC delivers local workshops where members of CCG governing bodies work together to discuss potential issues. Boards that take part are able to identify potential concerns, understand how to approach issues and increase their confidence in local governance arrangements when taking decisions. Find out more about our conflict of interest workshops, which can be delivered on your premises. To discuss your requirements with one of our advisers email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In its latest collection of news and case studies, PCC looks at the importance of business planning in general practice, the secrets of successful relationships in GP collaborations and the benefits of adding clinical pharmacists to the general practice workforce. A longer version of the case study on clinical pharmacists appears on the PCC website.
The latest issue of Commissioning Excellence looks at the importance of business planning in general practice, the secrets of successful relationships in GP collaborations, and PCC’s work to support managed clinical networks in Manchester. Plus the usual mix of news and case studies.
NHS England and NHS Improvement published new operational planning guidance last week. It comes with a few nuggets of news and a predictable focus on headline grabbing issues around A&E and hospital finances, but what does it mean for primary care? Read PCC’s analysis.