• Commissioners must drive but leave providers to steer new care models

    6 October 2017

    Commissioners can prompt local providers to embrace new service models and accountable care, according to Hill Dickinson partner Robert McGough.

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  • NHS England’s proposed contractual approaches for accountable care models

    6 October 2017

    Virtual integration: Existing contracting arrangements (including GMS and PMS contracts) would remain in place but be underpinned by an “alliance agreement”. This agreement would set out a vision, a commitment to managing resources together, the delivery of services and clear governance to allow elements of joint decision making. This model gives organisations an opportunity to jointly develop a more collaborative care system rather than an accountable care organisation.

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  • Accountable care organisations need support to get GPs’ pay right

    6 October 2017

    PCC is supporting commissioners as they move towards establishing new provider organisations based on accountable care approaches that may see more GPs employed on salaried contracts.

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  • Practical support that goes beyond checklists

    5 October 2017

    Practices are increasingly asking for practical support that goes beyond checklists and diagnostics and makes a genuine difference to their ability to plan for change and make it happen. Each practice is different but common themes are workforce recruitment and retention, managing workload, lack of planning and budgeting skills, and rising patient expectations. PCC is supporting practices in a number of these areas with training to upskill practice managers and GP partners, capacity support for practices preparing for CQC inspection, customer service training for practice staff (focusing on the 10 high-impact actions), facilitating discussions about how to manage workload – and moving from these to action plans. We are also providing support around capacity and demand, focusing on manageability of the present situation as well as on the need to meet rising demand for access and including reviews of nursing team capacity and other workforce mix issues that could provide short-term relief and point to longer term solutions. If your practice has access to “resilience” or other funding, please contact us at enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with “practical support” in the support line for more information about how we can help.

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  • Perio made easy - implementing healthy gums do matter in practice

    2 October 2017

    Would you like your primary dental care team to meet high standards of periodontal care, influence behaviour change of patients and fulfil their medico-legal and General Dental Council professional standards? Clinical leaders need the knowledge and confidence to mentor their teams to deliver best practice and improved outcomes for patients.

    This one day training course on 17 November or 27 April in London and 8 December or 16 March in Leeds will introduce you to periodontal pathways as developed in Healthy Gums Do Matter, the national clinical guidance.

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