• Development programme helps Welsh clusters and health boards to see eye to eye

    8 February 2019

    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.

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  • Long-term plan must allow time for natural allies to come together

    8 February 2019

    The NHS Long Term Plan’s focus on primary care networks comes as no surprise, but the pace of development is, to say the least, ambitious. National bodies expect all GP practices to be members of a network by July this year, which suggests that initially they will be networks in name only.

    Primary care networks have two functions in the vision set out by the plan. Practically they provide the local delivery units that will form ”building blocks” of integrated care systems (ICS). But they also provide the mechanism by which to realise the vision “for the first time since the NHS was set up in 1948 – of fully integrated community-based health care.”

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  • What primary care plans lose at their peril

    31 January 2019

    Two recent publications highlight the importance of general medical practice and its ongoing sustainability within community based care. A view from David Colin-Thomé.

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  • Practice managers – now with PM approval

    4 December 2018

    Announcing the NHS long term funding settlement in June, no less a figure than the prime minister namechecked practice managers as among those who can transform patient care and ensure a sustainable service.

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  • Leadership in integrated care systems

    4 December 2018

    The NHS Leadership Academy commissioned the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) to undertake research to increase understanding of leadership of integrated care systems. Free registration is required to access this document.

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