• Focus on people rather than structures says STP survivor

    2 August 2018

    Only one of the four local authority bosses to lead first wave sustainability and transformation partnerships is still standing.

    And he says the role sometimes “feels like running a sub-branch of Relate”.

    David Pearson, the Nottinghamshire STP lead and county council director of adult health and social care, says his local government background has helped drive integration of health, social care and related services.

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  • Why there’s no longer any value in activity based contracts

    2 August 2018

    If they are to fulfil their potential, integrated care systems will need new approaches to commissioning underpinned by new contracting methods. This article from PCC examines how population based contracting could provide new ways of measuring the impact of healthcare and related services.

    Under such contracts, success is measured by defined outcomes for specific patient groups and entire populations that demonstrate good value for them and for taxpayers. PCC is planning invitation-only events for local system leaders as they seek to move from block and activity-based contracts with individual organisations to agreements spanning whole systems.

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  • Help us to change primary care for the better

    2 August 2018

    PCC is seeking an adviser to join our team. You will support GP practices, other primary care providers and commissioners to develop primary care services to be sustainable now and fit for the future. The role will also support the development of integrated working across local health systems. Candidates will need proven experience in managing projects, planning, client liaison, effective influencing, negotiating and facilitation. You will also have experience of working in primary care, preferably in general practice, and of federation development or other collaborative arrangements. The role will involve forming good working relationships with local commissioners and providers, and requires frequent travel within England/UK with overnight stays.

    This is a permanent post with salary in the region of £42,450 to £57,370 depending on experience.

    To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to wendie.groves@pcc.nhs.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 22 August. Interviews will be held w/c 19 September 2018.

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  • Adviser required

    2 August 2018

    PCC is seeking an adviser to join our team. You will support GP practices, other primary care providers and commissioners to develop primary care services to be sustainable now and fit for the future. The role will also support the development of integrated working across local health systems. Candidates will need proven experience in managing projects, planning, client liaison, effective influencing, negotiating and facilitation. You will also have experience of working in primary care, preferably in general practice, and of federation development or other collaborative arrangements. The role will involve forming good working relationships with local commissioners and providers, and requires frequent travel within England/UK with overnight stays.

    This is a permanent post with salary in the region of £42,450 to £57,370 depending on experience.

    To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to wendie.groves@pcc.nhs.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 22 August. Interviews will be held w/c 19 September 2018.

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  • The Confident Practice Manager

    31 July 2018

    The Confident Practice Manager programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants.

    This programme of eight half-day sessions over ten months aims to give practice managers knowledge and confidence to become more effective and higher achieving. It equips them with the resources to push on to the next stage of leadership and development of general practice. The next programme begins on 21 November 2018 in Leeds.

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