When five existing GP federations in Wakefield were making plans to come together in a larger organisation, PCC was brought in to facilitate the relationship. We ran a series of sessions with topic experts including GPs with experience of leading primary care collaborations elsewhere in the country, to enable the Wakefield confederation Conexus to get underway successfully. Kate Brentley, managing director of Conexus, said: “There was a willingness to work together but also a slight undercurrent of mistrust. The PCC sessions helped bring us out of that as they facilitated trust between the federations and really made it possible to establish the confederation and for the CCG to award one extended hours contract across Wakefield.”
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Health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) are starting to consider how best to deliver a revised pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA), which is typically due in March 2018. The NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 required them to publish their first PNA in 2015 and to revise it every three years.
After successfully assisting HWBs with their 2015 PNAs, PCC is now offering project management and relevant expertise to meet the requirement to produce a revised PNA for the 2018 deadline.
Working at scale is more than a survival strategy for general practice, but an opportunity to embrace change, improve the working environment and provide better services to patients.
For practices already struggling with workload pressures, staffing issues and diminishing resources, working with other practices may offer the only viable route to safety and sustainability.
Increasingly practices are coming together in neighbourhoods, collaborative alliances or federations to benefit from economies of scale, access to a wider range of skills, improved recruitment and retention, and opportunities to increase income.
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