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  • Commissioning Excellence becomes PCC Insight

    11 September 2018

    Our bi-monthly newsletter has changed its name from Commissioning Excellence to PCC Insight. The change, nine years after the first issue of the newsletter appeared, reflects the changing environment and the widening readership.

    Helen Northall, chief executive of PCC, said: “We thought it was time for a title with broader appeal. You can’t have excellent commissioning without excellent provision and in the era of integrated care, it doesn’t make sense to have a single focal point. Increasingly the newsletter has covered topics of direct interest to providers, including sustainability, mergers, workforce and primary care networks, as well as the policy issues likely to affect them. It is not only about commissioning.”

    The first issue of PCC Insight includes an update on primary care premises policy, articles arguing for changes to the payment system, a case study illustrating the value of the patient activation measure in managing long term conditions in general practice and the confessions of an STP leader. Read it here and don’t forget to sign up if you would like PCC Insight emailed to you in future.

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  • An insider's guide to procurement for primary care providers

    6 September 2018

    Understanding procurement and how to prepare a bid are critical to the future of primary care providers. Changes in recent years have made them more important than ever. More and more services are subject to a procurement process, rather than being simply directly awarded by commissioners. These include many of the “enhanced” services that GP practices could once expect to win almost by default.

    This event on 6 December in London explains why understanding procurement matters, how the process works and how to prepare a bid. It includes practical advice, clear explanations of terminology and other technicalities, a walk through typical procurement documentation and questions, examples of pitfalls to avoid when preparing bids, tips on good practice, and advice on how to choose which bids to go for.

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  • Negotiation skills: the principles

    6 September 2018

    PCC has launched a new e-learning course on negotiation skills.

    This course will help you to learn some practical negotiation techniques and strategies, and to plan your negotiations to give you the greatest chance of success. Covering the principles, the preparation and the practice of negotiating skills the course combines theory with practical activities and scenarios to help you put what you learn into practice.

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