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

    9 June 2017

    NHS England now require all governing body members to undergo on line training in respect of conflicts of interest.

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  • Wolverhampton practices team up for workforce and pathway redesign

    9 June 2017

    Wolverhampton Total Health, a partnership of eight practices, has adopted a creative approach to its primary care home (PCH) test site.

    The practices were spurred into action by a looming GP recruitment and retention crisis against the backdrop of high levels of deprivation and associated unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking and poor diet.

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  • Five Year Forward View: Primary care – next steps

    7 June 2017

    In March 2017, in publishing its Next Steps refresh of the Five Year Forward View, NHS England 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 evolve, comprising a range of organisations across a larger footprint, it becomes harder to navigate the complexities of the system. PCC has a range of experts to make sense of the emerging models and provide learning from examples of both success and failure.

    We can provide local support through tailored workshops with local stakeholders, expert advice and speakers at 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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  • Helping general practice get fitter and stay stronger

    1 June 2017

    Primary care leaders seeking to strengthen practices at risk from workforce, demand and other pressures can access funding from NHS England’s resilience programme, part of the General Practice Forward View. The GP resilience programme recognises that many practices are already struggling to cope with existing workload for a variety of reasons, 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.

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  • PCC launches new e-learning course for presentation skills

    22 May 2017

    Whatever your role, or the organisation you work in, effective presentation skills are an important part of your professional portfolio and will help to boost your career.

    For many people, the idea of delivering a presentation brings up images of standing in front of an audience and summoning up enough courage to speak. Being able to project an air of confidence and hold the room are, of course, key skills for presenters but there's something equally important that needs to take place behind the scenes.

    During this e-learning course you will explore how verbal, visual and non-verbal communication skills contribute to effective presentations while considering your audience, goals and the wider context. You'll also discover how to manage nerves and stay on message in some of the most challenging situations.

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