• Facilitation skills level one

    3 August 2017

    Facilitation skills have a positive impact on meetings, negotiations and relationships. Confident, capable facilitators are an asset to any organisation.

    PCC offers two levels of facilitation training, level one for beginners and level two for those more experienced.

    The level one workshop on 12 September in Leeds, 19 September in Birmingham and 25 October in London introduces the concept of facilitation, explores the differences between facilitation, training and chairing, and allows delegates to practise some of the key techniques at the facilitator's disposal.

    It is suitable for those new to facilitation and those familiar with the concepts who need a refresher.

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  • Support for general practice resilience

    3 August 2017

    The GP resilience programme recognises that many practices are already struggling to cope with existing workload and that others are looking for long-term solutions in the face of uncertainties about the supply of GPs, funding, running costs, premises and related issues. PCC is working with practices at all points on the spectrum from the most vulnerable to those interested in building resilience through collaboration, including with other organisations, to provide the necessary infrastructure and scale to support effective sharing of resources, workforce development and expansion of services both to serve the care needs of local populations and to secure the future resources practices need for long-term sustainability and growth. To find out how we are working with practices and primary care commissioners to stabilise vulnerable practices and support GP resilience, please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with “GP resilience” in the subject line.

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  • Informed decision-making for primary care commissioning committees

    3 August 2017

    CCG boards need to understand how primary care contracts can help them to achieve – or prevent them from achieving – their strategic aims. Primary care commissioning committees, the decision-making bodies for the exercise of delegated powers, include individuals with no knowledge or direct experience of contracting. Yet CCGs with full delegated responsibility for primary medical care contracts are responsible for reviewing existing contractual arrangements and managing failing and underperforming contracts.

    Last month PCC delivered a workshop to members of the primary care commissioning committee at Leeds North CCG on different contracting routes and when to use them. The session used scenarios to illustrate the potential complexities of contracting and the factors commissioners need to take into account.

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  • Innovation e-learning

    1 August 2017

    Innovation is all about generating and implementing new ideas and breaking the mould to deliver success. This course shows you why innovation is important, how to create and select great ideas and how to realise them in your own organisation.

    You will appreciate how creativity can grow from crisis, consider alternative business models and try out some practical tools for idea generation and risk management. The innovation e-learning course will teach you how to contribute effective new ideas to a range of situations within your organisation.

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  • Dental and eye health network webinars

    1 August 2017

    PCC's dental and eye health network webinars on 17 August allow those working in eye health and dental commissioning and contracting to work through real issues, debate queries and stay up to date with the latest policy developments and local solutions. The webinar will focus on operational matters, networking with colleagues and sharing approaches/solutions and how to take forward and implement work areas which have arisen from the national meetings.

    Webinars are open only to NHS England local offices and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) with a subscription to PCC. The subscription also includes places at national events, local workshops, e-learning and access to our adviser helpdesk. To find out more please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with “webinars” in the subject line.

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