• Presentation skills e-learning

    4 July 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 to colleagues 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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  • Resilience your way: PCC development support

    29 June 2017

    One of the most important policy goals for the NHS is to make general practice fit for the future. NHS England’s resilience programme provides £8m in funding to help practices to identify issues and make plans to resolve them. Through this programme, PCC is providing a range of practical support for practices able to obtain funding to understand the options open to them and make the changes they feel will provide the greatest benefit, allowing them to take the development path that most suits their needs. We have published a short paper outlining what we mean by resilience and suggesting how we can help.

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  • In at the deep end but keeping her head above water

    29 June 2017

    By working in three west London practices across five days, clinical pharmacist Shelina Shah rather jumped in the deep end when NHS England launched its pilot programme in early 2016.

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  • Sunderland focuses on team work and the long term

    29 June 2017

    Sunderland’s approach to the piloting of clinical pharmacy in practice puts the emphasis on teamwork, mutual support and looking to the long term.

    Megan Blythe, senior clinical pharmacist with Sunderland GP Alliance and one of those working in a practice as part of the pilot, says that the federation’s over-arching role could provide a model for others to follow.

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  • Staffs GP federation counts the benefits

    29 June 2017

    In November 2015, North Staffordshire GP Federation was successful in its bid to take part in the pilot programme for clinical pharmacists in general practice. Lucy Minshull, who provides management support for the federation describes the progress made over the following year.

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