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.
PCC is looking for a programme support officer to support its dental contract reform (DCR) programme. The role will involve working closely with the dental contract reform programme manager to support them to facilitate the delivery of the DCR programme, integration of work streams and timely issue resolution. The job description is available here.
Applications should be sent to Wendie.firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London w/c 25 June 2018 and the successful candidates will be notified w/c 18 June if they have been successfully shortlisted for interview.
As the GP forward view passes its second anniversary, PCC is planning events to help practices understand the practical steps they can take to ease workload and improve sustainability. A workshop in September will hear from speakers with experience of implementing the so-called high-impact actions, including practice manager Sheinaz Stansfield who will set out the benefits to practices and patients of implementing social prescribing and other changes. Dr Steve Kell from the Larwood Health Partnership, which has twice received “outstanding” ratings from CQC, will explain how new clinical roles and a team based approach have enabled Larwood to weather the pressures faced by all practices. The workshop on 4 September in Manchester and 20 September in London is aimed at practice managers and CCG colleagues with primary care development and support roles.
Seventy percent of change programmes fail. Successful change leaders are able to adapt to changing circumstances and to bring their teams with them. This requires sound judgement, decision-making skills in an uncertain environment, personal resilience and an ability to understand and support others at different stages of change.