• Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual – contracting and patients

    6 February 2018

    Over 85% of CCGs have taken on delegated responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary medical services, but NHS England remains liable for the decisions they take. In November 2017 NHS England also published the Policy and Guidance Manual to mitigate the risk of time-consuming and costly challenges to primary medical contracts.

    PCC successfully supported NHS England in delivering national events to introduce the PGM in late 2017. Now it is running further events on 13 March in Birmingham and 22 March in York, to clarify the guidance and regulations required to manage and govern these contracts properly.

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  • Effective communication: How to deliver your message with clarity and impact

    1 February 2018

    Great leaders understand how to communicate. Well communicated messages build trust, promote understanding and create confidence - the essential conditions for leading change and meeting challenges.

    This one-day course on 19 April in London will make you better at planning what you want to say and at putting it across clearly and unambiguously, even under pressure.

    It will suit practice managers, GPs and any manager new to leadership.

    The workshop enables you to develop your skills in a group of up to 12 participants facilitated by an experienced and qualified coach.

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  • Effective negotiation: tapping into your natural resources

    1 February 2018

    In this interactive, one-day training event on 18 April in Manchester we will discover how to make the best of a skill that we possess naturally and yet rarely use to best effect – negotiation.

    Successful negotiation is a tool used by all successful professionals, not a skill for special situations. This workshop promises to increase your awareness of negotiation, helping you to use it more effectively.

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  • Secrets of a long and happy collaboration

    30 January 2018

    PCC and Hempsons are running events considering how practices can most effectively work together. The events focus on the need for realism and strong relationships in developing general practice at scale. In an article featuring Hempsons’ Ross Clark, we uncover the secrets of lasting and fruitful collaboration.

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  • Secrets of making a happy marriage in general practice

    30 January 2018

    Many divorced couples could doubtless attest to the old adage, ‘marry in haste, repent at leisure’.

    While many GP practices might feel that policy drivers and resource pressures create an environment similar to that of the shotgun weddings of old, effective and sustainable collaboration with other practices is based on trust rather than a panic response to current pressures.

    That’s a message that Ross Clark, a partner with law firm Hempsons, will emphasise at a series of PCC events on practice collaboration starting in Manchester on Wednesday.

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