• Planning guidance: refreshingly familiar

    8 February 2018

    There were a few headlines to extract from this month’s “refreshed” planning guidance for the NHS but few real surprises. The document underlines the messages from the last major guidance document, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, but it also makes a few important concessions to recent “crises” – the serious and ongoing business of winter pressures and the less serious but still vexing matter of product names for NHS initiatives.

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  • A simple guide to business planning

    8 February 2018

    Many GP practices have a thriving business, but day to day pressures can prevent partners and practice managers taking a step back to ensure it stays healthy. In the current environment with growing demand and increasing financial, workload and workforce pressures, even those whose business are in good shape need a plan to keep them that way. Meanwhile those that are struggling, often through no fault of their own, need to take stock and work out what to do next.

    Our practice development lead Claire Deare has developed a step by step guide to writing a business plan.

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  • A short guide to practice business plans

    8 February 2018

    Many GP practices have a thriving business, but day to day pressures can prevent partners and practice managers taking a step back to ensure it stays healthy.

    In the current environment with growing demand and increasing financial, workload and workforce pressures, even those whose business are in good shape need a plan to keep them that way. Meanwhile those that are struggling, often through no fault of their own, need to take stock and work out what to do next.

    Our practice development lead Claire Deare, an experienced practice manager who manages PCC’s GP resilience programme, has developed a step by step guide to developing a business plan. It is based on three simple principles.

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  • Data protection e-learning course

    6 February 2018

    This e-learning course has been revised and is up to date for 2017-18, including information on GDPR. Understand issues such as choice, consent, transparency, security and the legislation; and learn how to handle data correctly and how to respond to requests for information.

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  • Implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the health care sector

    6 February 2018

    The seminar will provide an overview of the GDPR and of the Data Protection Bill insofar as it relates to the processing of personal data within the health and social care context and incorporates and supplements the GDPR.

    By the end of the session on 12 April in Leeds you will be clear on the new requirements imposed on data controllers and processers by the GDPR and what action is needed to prepare for the coming into force of the new legislation on 25 May 2018. The session will focus on the implications of the GDPR on the health and social care sector and organisations operating within that sector.

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