Primary care is crucial to the success of accountable care systems. In this interactive event we will showcase models that are working already, as well as hearing about the contractual options.
Accountable care systems can’t work without engaging with GP practices, which need to work together and position themselves to influence the future. Trusts also need to understand how to work with large groups of practices, and commissioners need to be able to facilitate the process.
This event on 25 January in Manchester will explore the impact of the national policy direction as well as share case studies of different models, including a primary care home site. It will also look at how local care organisations are developing as part of the Manchester devolution programme. You will learn from those already working at scale about the risks, levers and opportunities for new models of care.
General practice has the opportunity to be at the forefront to redesign care. To make that happen, commissioners and providers need to make best use of the resources available.
Multiple funding streams are now available to support general practice – some targeted at practice level, others can be used more flexibly or can be used to support practices to work together.
Part of the answer for future sustainability is to look how general practice can work together with other practices and other local services.
PCC has supported vulnerable practices at an individual level and we are finding that often the answer lies beyond the individual practice. Where there are recruitment problems, it makes more sense to consider new skill mix at a neighbourhood level, so the individual practice benefits from a wider range of other clinicians than they could employ themselves.
Some people naturally make better managers than others, but all good managers need to learn a set of skills without which they cannot do their job: the skills to enable those they manage to deliver the goals of the organisation. These are time management, delegation, constructive feedback and influencing. Mastery of these core skills creates the energy that powers all successful organisations: motivation. Well-managed teams are easier to motivate and get more done.
This one-day development session on 1 March in Manchester is delivered by an experienced and qualified coach. It is aimed at practice managers and team leaders in practices.
The Confident Practice Manager programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants.
This programme of eight half-day sessions over ten months aims to give practice managers knowledge and confidence to become more effective and higher achieving. It equips them with the resources to push on to the next stage of leadership and development of general practice.