GP practices need to be at the centre of new care models, but understanding how best to position themselves to work with others is crucial. Trusts also need to understand how to work with large groups of practices, and commissioners need to enable the process. This event allows all GPs, practice managers, commissioners and trust colleagues to come together to understand the new models and what is working in practice.
The event will explore the impact of the national policy direction as well as case studies of different models, including a primary care home site and a larger collaboration in Manchester. You will learn from those already working at scale about the levers and opportunities afforded by new models of care. The event will be held on 25 January in Manchester.
General practices are starting to work more collaboratively. However, it is important to take time to agree the purpose, vision and function of the collaboration rather than moving directly to forming a company. There are several forms a company could take including limited by guarantee or by shares. Similar options are also available in the form of a community interest company. More recently super-partnerships have developed and this form has some advantages. Depending on function you may not need a formal company or partnership arrangement.
There are the tricky issues to consider – including VAT, staff employment and sharing, ensuring income is pensionable and CQC registration. This event on 31 January in Manchester, 13 February in London and 7 March in Birmingham will consider the alternatives, busting myths about different models and helping you to understand the best way for your practice to enter into a collaborative form.
Hannah Black’s patients seem to have made a good start in her role as clinical pharmacist at two Leeds practices but she’s already thinking about the next steps. This case study looks at the role of clinical pharmacists in improving care and reducing workload in general practice.
After a stint on the national stage leading NHS Clinical Commissioners, GP Steve Kell embraced the Primary Care Home (PCH) model to tackle the challenges facing practices and partners in Worksop, north Nottinghamshire.