• Five Year Forward View: Primary care – next steps

    1 August 2017

    The Next Steps refresh of the Five Year Forward View acknowledged both the continuing strain on general practice and the need to build on the strengths of list-based primary care in developing care models of greater scope and scale.

    As accountable care systems and multi-specialty community providers (MCPs) evolve it becomes harder to understand the complexities of the system and the roles of the different organisations involved. PCC has a range of experts to help you make sense of the emerging models, support the development of general practice and make the best decisions for your population.

    We can provide local support through tailored workshops, expert advice, speakers for local events and hands-on project management support.

    For more information contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with the subject “Next steps development”.

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  • Workshops promise to get boards up to speed on conflicts of interest

    27 July 2017

    NHS England has published updated guidance for CCGs on managing conflicts of interest. This is to ensure the CCG guidance is fully aligned with the recently published cross system conflicts of interest guidance.

    NHS England requires all governing body members to undergo online training in respect of conflicts of interest. However we believe there are no hand-books, rules or algorithms that can be universally followed to give the “right” answers.

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  • Find out how to get the most out of NHS Networks

    25 July 2017

    Over 100,000 people use NHS Networks, the free-to-use virtual networking and document sharing platform managed by PCC.

    The service provides space to share documents and set up online discussions for the people you want to stay in touch with. Networks can be open to all or available only to a closed group defined by the administrator.

    It’s a powerful tool to aid communication and knowledge sharing in a world where opportunities for meeting face to face are becoming rarer and harder to justify.

    This half day training session on 24 August and 5 September in London for new or aspiring virtual network leads will tell you all you need to know to get started, including how to set up a network and top tips for making your network a success. It will also equip you to train others in your organisation to use NHS Networks and run networks of their own.

    Delegates will also be invited to attend a short follow-up webinar as a refresher and to ask any questions that arise after the training day.

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  • Clinical pharmacist case studies

    25 July 2017

    PCC has supported practices in phase one of the above scheme. A number of case studies are available in a special edition of our publication.

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  • Understanding the building blocks of new care models

    25 July 2017

    With the need to develop integrated workforces spanning primary, secondary and social care, while focusing on personalisation of care across sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) areas the importance of commissioners being able to understand the technical and financial aspects of primary care is becoming more important.

    Areas are starting to consider how to align clinical and financial drivers with a budget based on a population with primary care providing the registered list. Good understanding of the basis of primary care budgets is becoming more crucial if primary care is to be properly integrated in the new care models now being developed. PCC are the leading national experts in primary care regulation and finance. We are supporting areas to understand new care models, helping them answer the technical questions relating to GMS, PMS and how federations and super-partnerships can become the heart of multi-speciality community providers (MCP) or accountable care systems.

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