• Effective negotiation: tapping in to your natural resources

    21 August 2017

    In this interactive, one-day training event we will discover how to make the best of a skill that we possess naturally and yet rarely use to best effect – negotiation.

    Successful negotiation is a tool used by all successful professionals – in fact, it can be said that whenever we are with or in contact with other people there is implicitly a process of negotiation taking place.

    So negotiation is not some kind of magic or skill for special situations – it is something that we should become more aware of doing, and therefore do more effectively. Used well, other people will appreciate your skills as a negotiator because they will benefit too. Good negotiators assist others to get what they want, while also meeting their own agenda and needs. It’s a true win-win!

    The workshops will be held on 5 October in London, 12 October in Birmingham and 2 November in Manchester.

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  • Supporting general practice to work at scale

    17 August 2017

    PCC has been supporting GP practices to better understand the benefits of working collaboratively. We work with groups of practices, considering local needs, their aims and vision for the future, helping them to consider the opportunities and the different models available. Working with others is one of the possible solutions to support practices to become more resilient and we are supporting a number of areas as part of the national resilience funding. PCC also provides capacity to support mergers or to help set up federations and new care models. Our experts can provide advice or support to any stage of the development process, from first meetings through to delivery of services, including governance structures, business planning, facilitation and board development. To discuss your needs, please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with “collaborative working” in the subject line.

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  • We can help your practice merger to go smoothly

    16 August 2017

    More than 200 GP practices closed on merged in England last year, while just eight new practices opened.

    Mergers were once the exception, created as a result of retirements or consolidation of smaller practices often run by single-handed GPs. But mergers are becoming more common as the pressures on general practice increase. Creating a larger practice is now often seen as the only way to survive the inexorable rise in demand coupled with the squeeze on practice finances.

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  • Supporting general practice to work at scale

    15 August 2017

    The recently released Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View encourages practices to work collaboratively in hubs or networks, allowing them to share services such as community nursing, mental health, and clinical pharmacist teams; expand diagnostic facilities, and pool responsibility for urgent care and extended access. Practices are already exploring various routes including federations, “super-partnerships”, primary care homes, and multispecialty community providers. PCC has been supporting GP practices to better understand the benefits of working collaboratively for more than five years, working with groups of practices, considering local needs, their aims and vision for the future, helping them to consider the opportunities for working collaboratively and the different models available. PCC also provides capacity to support mergers or to help set up federations and new care models. Our experts can provide advice or support to any stage of the development process, from first meetings through to delivery of services, including governance structures, business planning, facilitation and board development. To discuss your needs, please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with “collaborative working” in the subject line.

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  • 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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