• Executive coaching: the faster route to success for you and your team

    25 May 2018

    PCC offers individual coaching to help you achieve your professional objectives. Studies show that 70 per cent of HR professionals believe coaching is more effective than training courses as a means of changing behaviour and improving performance; and 99 percent of the organisations using coaching say that it can deliver tangible benefits to both individuals and organisations.

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  • Primary care premises and estates workshop

    22 May 2018

    PCC is delivering a series of primary care premises training events to NHS England and CCG primary care commissioners responsible for GP premises developments. The events on 18 June in Oldham, 25 June in Birmingham, 10 July in London, 12 July in Reading, 16 July in Cambridge, 18 July in Nottingham, 23 July in Horley, 30 July in Bristol and 8 August in Leeds will help commissioners understand the basic rules and principles of the premises costs directions relating to primary care estate management, focusing specifically on improvement grants and the rent review process. Subsequent events will be scheduled to cover other elements of primary care estate management. These events have been commissioned by NHS England and are free to attend.

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  • Breaking the cycle of despair: the support practices really need

    18 May 2018

    National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement.

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  • Step by step guide to developing a strategic business plan for general practices

    17 May 2018

    There are more demands than ever on general practice, and itis important that practices have a clear plan to remain profitable and sustainable for the long term, whatever the outcome of national and local health policy. A business plan enables you to scan the horizon, assess the threats and opportunities ahead, formulate your options, and develop a simple, workable and effective plan to enable you to be in control of your own destiny.

    This free webinar will be of interest to GPs and practice managers in individual practices, and also to groups of practices working together in loose collaborations, alliances or formal federations. The webinar is being held on 23 May.

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  • Essential training for commissioners of primary care dental services

    15 May 2018

    PCC has four upcoming workshops at two levels – one for people new to dental service contracting and the other for those with more experience who would like to further their knowledge and skills.

    Our level one workshop enables delegates to develop a better understanding of the regulatory, financial and contractual framework under which NHS eye-health services are commissioned and provided and the practical implications of these. It will help delegates to feel confident in managing contract change requests, requesting contract changes themselves, implementing and managing national variations and issuing contract notices. This session is running on 15 November in Leeds and 23 January 2019 in London.

    The level three session allows delegates to work through two local scenarios, understanding the contractual issues, the options available and formulating contractual notices and practice difficult conversations. This workshop is on 19 July in London and 12 September in Leeds is aimed at delegates with a basic understanding or above of the GDS and PDS arrangements.

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