June PCC Insight
In our June edition of PCC Insight we are sharing tips on collaboration, with a case study, looking how to make decisions on the roles to recruit into PCNs using the additional role reimbursement scheme, consider how to develop estate strategies, update on procurement changes and consider how to look after the practice manager.
Being a partner – what partners in GP practices need to know
All partners in general medical practices need to fully understand the legal and financial implications of being a partner. PCC’s training programme enables all partners, whether clinical or managerial, to gain the knowledge to be able to make informed decisions, minimising personal and partnership risk. Our training covers areas such as premises – to own or not to own?, HR implications, financial management, including personal financial implications.
PCC have updated their procurement SlideShare to incorporate the latest guidance released by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The SlideShare includes the provisions relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. An article reflecting on the recent procurement changes following Brexit and flexibilities due to the pandemic is also available.
PCC helps organisations reduce costs and increase efficiency through our annual contract packages with many clients renewing their contracts year after year. Support includes commissioner helpdesks to access primary care expertise and access to events, e-learning and workshops at reduced rates.
Events and Workshops
Dental commissioning (primary care) – an introduction to contract management
Over three interactive virtual sessions this course introduces commissioners to the areas of contract management that they will face in their roles that whilst managing the primary care dental contracts. This course is useful to primary care dental commissioners, particularly those new to their roles or those looking for a refresh. For those who are new to their role it would be beneficial to have attended the Dental commissioning – an introduction to dental contracts, covering finance and the contracts course first but it is not mandatory.
Finance for partners in general medical practices
All general medical practice partners, and those considering partnership, should understand financial management and the monetary implications of being a partner. This training includes the essential information all partners need to know, such as the practicalities of being a self-employed partner, managing your tax and personal finances under a non-PAYE model, how partners are remunerated, capital requirements and funding options, including surgery property and pension implications of being a GP partner.
Getting ahead for winter planning 2021/22
PCC and the NHS Confederation PCN Network invite primary care network (PCN) leaders to join this free virtual event to help you to get ahead with winter planning. The event will reflect on your experience, share a winter planning toolkit and our speakers will share their practical experience to inspire you to think creatively about managing your winter pressures, drawing on what worked for your practice and PCN during the pandemic.
Employment law update, including Covid-19 considerations
This workshop supports managers in understanding current employment law including considerations relevant to Covid-19. The session includes managing leave including long term sick leave and the impact of Covid on short term sick leave records, managing quarantine, managing working time and time off, managing health status of employees and hybrid/blended working models. Recruitment to new roles including through the additional roles recruitment scheme are also considered.
NHS England North West recovery cell
PCC facilitated the NHS England and Improvement North West Primary Care senior leadership team to coordinate COVID-19 recovery planning. The primary care leads discussed their individual prioritisation plans for recovery and considered how they fitted into current ICS/STP, regional and national frameworks. The meeting enabled the group to recognise and understand more about the way in which risks across contractor groups were interdependent.
Alliance confident leaders programme
PCC’s Helen Ellis worked with Liverpool Networks Alliance to convert some of their face-to-face confident programme into online facilitated development sessions. A recent session focussed on the personal and organisational learning from their leadership experience of the recent weeks of COVID-19. A survey was used in advance and the responses were a basis for discussions asking the group to reflect on the rapid changes they’ve made and what to keep in the future.
PCC offer bespoke consultancy services including the design of training and workshops to meet the specific needs of clients. Recently our advisers Karen Garry and Polly Goodwin devised and facilitated three online workshops that created a structured, neutral, non-judgmental space for CCG commissioners and quality team members from across the country to work with the CQC and the provider to capture and reflect on the learning and potential for future improvement arising from the unexpected closure of a private sector facility. The workshops identified actions and implications for future services.