Commissioning has changed – with the move towards accountable care systems, the challenges to secure integrated services, the advent of multi-speciality community providers and primary and acute care systems the skills needed by the commissioner have shifted.
PCC’s confident commissioner learning sets guide commissioners to explore areas such as population health, using contracts more innovatively and being the most effective negotiators and influencers. The programme allows participants to lead the discussion on areas that matter to them, guided by expert input. Every session has input from an expert topic lead, providing up to date, in depth knowledge to support delegates to become the commissioners of the future.
The programme starting on 10 August in Birmingham consists of eight half-day sessions over a period of nine months, allowing time between sessions for reflection and further study; a closed network is set up for participants to share the latest in commissioning developments and resources throughout the programme. Subscribing organisations can access this programme as part of their event package.
PCC helps practices to become more resilient with a range of support including project management of mergers, mentoring and development of practice managers, signposting and reception staff training and premises strategy and relocations advice. We also work with groups of practices to develop collaborative models and facilitation to encourage a clear vision and viable business plan.
Much of this support has been funded by NHS England or CCGs under the General Practice Resilience Programme, part of the GP Forward View.
If you would like to discuss how PCC can support your practices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with resilience in the subject line.
As GP organisations increasingly come together to deliver services at scale, a common sticking point is the availability of premises suitable to underpin service delivery. Commissioners of GP led services, GP provider organisations and broader integrated service providers need to navigate the transition from the current estate and ownership models towards a system of estate management and provision that is fit for the future. This is a complex area and there are no easy answers, but PCC has significant knowledge in this area and can provide expert advice to support strategic planning and operational management. Working with PCC's experts can remove some of the unknowns and save you valuable time on your journey to a viable future estate. We can provide one to one advice, attend local meetings or provide local workshops as required. Please contact email@example.com with the subject line “Premises” for more information.
PCC has added new dates in its learning and development programme for new and aspiring leaders of provider organisations, such as GP federations.
The nine half-day sessions help leaders to acquire the knowledge they need, including understanding the changing NHS landscape, the legal and governance requirements of federations and other new organisations, and the skills required to build effective teams and collaborate with others in the local health economy.
Find out more about the Confident Leader. The next programme will run in Birmingham from 21 September.