• A short guide to practice business plans

    8 February 2018

    Many GP practices have a thriving business, but day to day pressures can prevent partners and practice managers taking a step back to ensure it stays healthy.

    In the current environment with growing demand and increasing financial, workload and workforce pressures, even those whose business are in good shape need a plan to keep them that way. Meanwhile those that are struggling, often through no fault of their own, need to take stock and work out what to do next.

    Our practice development lead Claire Deare, an experienced practice manager who manages PCC’s GP resilience programme, has developed a step by step guide to developing a business plan. It is based on three simple principles.

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  • Data protection e-learning course

    6 February 2018

    This e-learning course has been revised and is up to date for 2017-18, including information on GDPR. Understand issues such as choice, consent, transparency, security and the legislation; and learn how to handle data correctly and how to respond to requests for information.

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  • Implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the health care sector

    6 February 2018

    The seminar will provide an overview of the GDPR and of the Data Protection Bill insofar as it relates to the processing of personal data within the health and social care context and incorporates and supplements the GDPR.

    By the end of the session on 12 April in Leeds you will be clear on the new requirements imposed on data controllers and processers by the GDPR and what action is needed to prepare for the coming into force of the new legislation on 25 May 2018. The session will focus on the implications of the GDPR on the health and social care sector and organisations operating within that sector.

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  • Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual – contracting and patients

    6 February 2018

    Over 85% of CCGs have taken on delegated responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary medical services, but NHS England remains liable for the decisions they take. In November 2017 NHS England also published the Policy and Guidance Manual to mitigate the risk of time-consuming and costly challenges to primary medical contracts.

    PCC successfully supported NHS England in delivering national events to introduce the PGM in late 2017. Now it is running further events on 13 March in Birmingham and 22 March in York, to clarify the guidance and regulations required to manage and govern these contracts properly.

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  • Views from the coalface – small and rural practices

    6 February 2018

    PCC has been commissioned to research the challenges that are commonly faced by smaller practices, both rural and urban, as well as those faced by larger practices working in rural areas.

    The subsequent report will provide information to NHS England including examples of ways of working that support these practices. It will also inform the strategies and incentives that could be made by policy makers to enable practices to make changes for the better.

    We are seeking the support of CCGs and NHS England regional teams to promote the survey to their local practices. Please copy and share the link to the survey with your small and/or rural practices: http://bit.ly/2DSmnEy

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