PCC offers a number of opportunities for primary care providers to access our services. We have a general medical provider subscription package and also offer subscriptions to groups of practices working together.
Specialist procurement lawyers from healthcare law firm, Hempsons, will be providing training on the latest developments in procurement law. The session on 11 September in Leeds is aimed at staff responsible for commissioning and/or decision making and will cover the latest procurement law issues, in particular the implications of the “light touch regime”. It will also cover procurement law challenges and sharing of Hempsons’ experiences. Following the session you will have a greater understanding of the legal principles that apply when you make commissioning decisions in this ever-changing area of law. You will also have considered the key areas of risk that may arise when making your commissioning decisions.
Pressure on commissioners and providers to deliver integrated care systems is growing, but the same obstacles stand in the way of progress. GP practices and other primary care organisations need to know what’s coming, and other parts of the system need to understand that there can be no ICS without the willing participation of primary care. PCC has published a sneak preview of events in the summer and autumn where we plan to bring together practice managers, GPs, commissioners and others with an interest in ICS to discuss examples from around the country of areas successfully working within the constraints of existing legislation and policy to transform how services are planned and provided. Read the article.