• Five Year Forward View: Primary care – next steps

    20 July 2017

    In March 2017, in publishing its Next Steps refresh of the Five Year Forward View, NHS England acknowledged both the continuing strain on general practice and the need to build on the strengths of list-based primary care in developing care models of greater scope and scale.

    As accountable care systems and multi-specialty community providers (MCPs) evolve, comprising a range of organisations across a larger footprint, it becomes harder to navigate the complexities of the system and understand how general practice is at the centre with a strong hand to play. PCC has a range of experts to make sense of the emerging models and provide learning to help you understand the new models and make the best decisions for your population.

    We can provide local support through tailored workshops, expert advice, speakers for local events and hands-on project management support.

    For more information contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with the subject “Next steps development”.

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  • Working with the media

    19 July 2017

    Communication is a key determinant of success for NHS organisations, but few do it well.

    Most organisations think of communications in defensive terms. They worry about bad news but fail to exploit the opportunities for good news.

    For commissioners and providers, being able to explain clearly what you do and why you do it is vital, and that means working with the media.

    This workshop on 23 August in Leeds and 28 September in Birmingham explains in a day how to do it. We demystify communications and media relations, address common misconceptions, explain how journalists work and how you can work with them to get your messages across.

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  • Business support and events assistant required

    11 July 2017

    We are looking for an assistant to support both our events and business support teams based in our Leeds office and also provide ad hoc support to the wider PCC team as required. We are looking for someone who is very organised and pro-active with a positive attitude and willingness to help others. The salary for this role is £17-19k dependent on experience. This is a full time permanent position based in our Leeds head office. The closing date for applications is Friday 21 July with interviews in being held in Leeds w/c 14 August. If you would like to apply for this post please email your CV and covering letter to wendie.groves@pcc.nhs.uk

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  • Please help us improve our service

    11 July 2017

    If you are reading this newsletter, chances are that your organisation subscribes to our service or that you’ve been to one of our events or training workshops in the past year. We want to know what sort of experience you have had of working with us and how you perceive our organisation. We’re also interested in hearing from you if you’re an ex-customer. Please help us to improve our service by spending five minutes to complete our customer survey.

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  • Clinical pharmacists programme provides a model for wider workforce change

    6 July 2017

    PCC has published a collection of case studies from the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme, illustrating the benefits gained by some of the nearly 600 practices taking part. These include savings of GP time, cost savings and better outcomes for patients, particularly those with complex conditions taking several different medicines a day. PCC facilitators provided development support to ensure the new posts were successfully embedded in the existing practice workforce – an experience that involved practices in collaboration and thinking through the consequences of change, equipping them to deal with other changes likely to come their way. Download the PDF from the link above. For more information about PCC support for general practice contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with the subject line “practice development”.

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