Natural leaders in a crisis

Much is written about leading in the time of Covid-19 and much is being achieved in these unprecedented times. Primary care leaders may feel they don’t have all the relevant experience because this has quite simply never happened before.

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Different structures for commercial and tax efficiency

Most professions structure their business using corporate structures such as limited companies and LLPs, both to limit liability of the business owners but also for tax reasons, utilising the lower tax rates available in companies and giving much greater scope to plan taxable income. NHS GP partners are one of the only professions left taxed at high rates on their earnings. This article from Moore Scarrott Healthcare, nationwide specialist medical accountants looks at the issues.

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Managing and leading in the 21st century

Pre-COVID only 5-8% of workers worked consistently from home. This figure has grown to 55% as workers are exercising “choice” of how they prefer to work most effectively. Leadership has demonstrated a paradigm shift.  Leaders and managers need to rapidly increase their capabilities and confidence to ensure there is clarity of purpose and priority and to motivate individuals to work collaboratively to deliver a shared goal. Communicating candidly and clearly will be pivotal.  This article by Colin Murray explores these changes.

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Community pharmacy integral to PCNs

This article by Julia Sutton-McGough reflects on previous work with community pharmacy leaders who described different experiences when trying to join PCN discussions.

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PCC contract holders benefit from networking opportunities

PCC annual contract holders have unlimited access to networking opportunities with colleagues working across the country.  This short presentation gives a flavour of discussions that have taken place recently at our primary care medical, primary care network, premises, dental and eye care sessions. These networking sessions, led by our expert advisers, are delivered via Microsoft Teams and give our contract holders an opportunity to raise and discuss their current issues and concerns, as well as sharing what’s working well.  For details of PCC annual contracts or other support contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk

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Next steps for leaders

With many leaders feeling overloaded still managing the effects of the pandemic and being asked to make an impact on the work that was put on hold; this article provides some tips on building trusting and collaborative relationships to plan services and lead teams into the future.

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General practice cashflow and Covid support fund

GP practices in England have been forced to dip into their own pockets to get themselves ‘Covid-19 ready’. Significant expenditure has been incurred by practices, be that from procuring PPE, staffing practices over bank holiday weekends, or upgrading the IT infrastructure of the practice and network. This article from Moore Scarrott Healthcare, nationwide specialist medical accountants looks at the issues. 

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Top tips for running your virtual meeting

Helen Northall
Helen Northall

Covid-19 has forced all of us to work differently in one way or another. We are using virtual platforms more than before and many meetings and workshops are now being managed in this way. PCC is now using this technology for our events and workshops. We have collated our top tips on running virtual meetings to share our learning.

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What’s Love Got to do With It?

As humanity adapts to the post Covid-19 world, is it time to reflect on the balance of fear based as opposed to love based leadership approaches in the NHS? The very mention of love in the context of our work will I am sure make some people uncomfortable, embarrassed or dismissive. But maybe it’s time to accept that work is done by humans, 100% of the NHS workforce are human and a big part of our humanity is the need to connect, trust, communicate and feel part of something we believe in.

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Finding strategies to cope with stress

This short slideshow helps you recognise the signs of stress and provides some strategies to help you, and your team, cope. Finding strategies to cope with stress that work for you is important.

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PCC Insight June 2020

This edition of PCC Insight is written at a time of significant change in the health service, the speed of implementation of change has accelerated considerably and while we know that some of these changes will not be sustainable or indeed desirable longer term, we know some of these innovations will remain.

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COVID-19 impact assessment and action planning support

During the COVID-19 crisis, all practices and PCNs will have implemented or experienced a number of changes covering operational, strategic and attitudinal aspects of practice life. As things return to a more settled state, it’s important that they plan thoroughly so that all changes can be assessed on their suitability and effectiveness going forward.

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Making an impact – social prescribing evolves to cope with rising demand

Enabling the development of social prescribing models to cope with the rising demand for community support; capitalising on emerging new roles to support primary care, meeting requirements of the PCN DES across a local health economy, will support areas meet the post Covid-19 challenges ahead.

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