It’s not just the practitioners of holistic and complementary therapies that recognise the value of balance in health.
With high levels of social isolation, the Bay health cluster of eight practices in south Wales is embracing the Balanced Lives programme developed by national charity Action for Elders. It aims to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people over 65 through weekly sessions.
Knowing who to talk to, and when, as well as understanding the procurement process and being well prepared, are the keys to responding successfully to health tenders, according to procurement expert Alan Turrell.
General practice has every reason to welcome the NHS Long Term Plan and the contract settlement that followed in its wake, according to lawyer Nils Christiansen. Extra funding for primary care will create an opportunity to build multidisciplinary teams and stronger local organisations, but in order to benefit from the new money practices will need to be prepared to work together.
Working more collaboratively and a renewed ability to see colleagues’ perspectives are among the benefits Welsh clinicians and cluster managers gained from completing PCC’s Confident Leader programme recently.