More reasons than ever why general practice needs support

1 March 2018

Practices have compelling reasons to work together. They need the collective strength to gain an equal voice in CCGs, STPs and other organisations responsible for local integrated care systems. They have strong business reasons to seek efficiencies and new sources of income. They have a pressing need to develop workforce capacity and skills. Practices can also expect increasing external pressure for change, as NHS England’s latest planning guidance has made it clear that all practices are expected to work in groupings covering populations of at least 30,000-50,000. PCC now offers a comprehensive range of support to enable practices to start to work together effectively, or where federations and other grouping are already up and running, help them to take their next steps with confidence. Our support includes personal and team training, events, local workshops and business planning. To find out more, email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk.   

 

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