• Busting the myths about collaborative arrangements for general practice

    23 January 2018

    General practices are working together, but once the purpose, vision and function of the collaboration are clear there are a number of routes to consider.

    Understanding all the options available is a crucial next step. Joint working agreement, merger, super-partnership, or develop a company – and do you really need to change at all? There are several forms a company could take including limited by guarantee or by shares. Similar options are also available in the form of a community interest company. More recently super-partnerships have developed and this form has some advantages. Depending on function you may not need a formal company or partnership arrangement.

    This workshop on 31 January in Manchester, 13 February in London and 7 March in Birmingham will help you work through the answers, with an experienced lawyer who has supported a number of practices to work together effectively ensuring the issues such as staff sharing and indemnity are covered.

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  • New e-learning courses coming soon

    16 January 2018

    We will be adding two new e-learning courses to our portfolio soon: Grammar and Effective Writing and Data Protection. The grammar and effective writing course helps participants to discover the underlying rules and conventions of writing, consider the impact of their writing decisions and develop their own writing and editing skills. The data protection course has been revised and for 2017/18 including information on GDPR, the European legislation that all practices need to be aware of before it takes effect on 25 May.

    Don’t forget PCC subscribers can access e-learning as part of their subscription package. A list of all our courses is available at https://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/e-learning-0

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  • Eye health contracting essentials

    16 January 2018

    Building on the understanding gained at our level one contract essentials and from real work examples this full day session will take you through scenarios you are likely to face as contracting managers.

    As part of the day on 22 February in London and 25 April in Leeds we will be asking you to provide local scenarios and queries you would like to work through regarding approach and decision making.

    This session is aimed at delegates with a basic understanding or above of the GOS arrangements.

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  • Contracting for new care models

    8 January 2018

    Creative use of the contracting process is a critical factor in making new models of care happen. Without bold, robust contracting the theoretical benefits of more efficient, better integrated and higher quality care systems will not be realised.

    This event provides updates on the rapidly evolving policy and contracting arrangements for MCPs and accountable care systems. Delivered by lawyers from Hill Dickinson who are working with areas that are starting to implement the new contracts, the event provides case studies and learning from around the country. It also demystifies the new jargon that surrounds the policy, explaining the difference between ACOs and ACSs, for example.

    You should attend if you are directly involved in commissioning and contracting new care models or if you want to find out more about the impact of national policy on the development of local integrated care systems.

    A few places remain on 8 March in London.

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  • Sustainability and beyond: supporting your practices to develop

    4 January 2018

    The GP forward view sets out a vision for general practice that starts with practical steps to free up GP time, improve efficiency and make better use of the skills available in the workforce. It recognises that general practice needs to be strong, healthy and sustainable to survive. These characteristics are equally important if general practice is to play its part in the development of the integrated local care systems of the future. To enable practices to start their development journey or move to the next phase, PCC has created a package of support giving them access to our events, webinars, e-learning and training, including development for practice teams. We also provide resilience support for individual practices or groups. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us.

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