• Step by step guide to developing a strategic business plan for general practices

    18 April 2018

    There are more demands than ever on general practice, and it’s important providers have a clear plan to remain profitable and sustainable for the long term, whatever the outcome of national and local health policy. A business plan enables you to scan the horizon, assess the threats and opportunities ahead, formulate your options, and develop a simple, workable and effective plan to enable you to be in control of your own destiny.

    This webinar will be of interest to GPs and practice managers in individual practices, and also to groups of practices working together in loose collaborations, alliances or formal federations. It may also be of interest to CCGs supporting local primary care development, who may wish to participate for their own learning and/or encourage some of their practices to take part.

    The webinars are being held on 1 and 23 May. To find out more email events@pcc-cic.org.uk

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  • Do you know where your primary care contracts are?

    17 April 2018

    Most CCGs are now delegated, which means they have inherited responsibility for primary medical care contracts from NHS England. Unfortunately they haven’t all inherited an up-to-date schedule of contracts or complete paperwork for every provider. Your CCG may be paying for enhanced services that are not underpinned by a valid contract. In extreme cases, services may be out of contract before the commissioner is aware of a problem. PCC can undertake a comprehensive review to help you establish a schedule of core and supplementary contracts, ensure that all the right documentation is in place, and create a pipeline for procurement for contracts that are due to expire. For more information contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk

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  • Leader as coach

    17 April 2018

    Using coaching techniques in the workplace can support effective team management by increasing the motivation and confidence of individuals.

    This full-day workshop on 12 September in Manchester and 18 September in London, explores the use of a coaching management style and use of some coaching tools and techniques to develop others.

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  • Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work

    12 April 2018

    In its recent planning guidance, NHS England made clear that sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) will take prominent roles in planning local systems, which are expected to evolve to become integrated care systems (ICSs). Primary care meanwhile is expected to form its own groupings, each serving a minimum population of 30,000 to 50,000. These can be thought of as building blocks of the ICSs that emerge over time.

    Collaboration will need to happen at different scale for different purposes – in large units for system planning and commissioning, in smaller ones for elements of service delivery. With no “one size fits all” models expected to emerge, what will it really mean to collaborate?

    This event on 11 July in London, 26 July in Birmingham and 25 September in Manchester will bring clarity to an increasingly complex situation. It will look at existing collaborations and ask what is really working and what can we learn? It will bring together primary care professionals and commissioners to understand the national policy direction, the emerging contractual models and the challenges we face in making collaboration work.

    Delegates will learn about steps to take to enable new collaborations and help existing initiatives to become successful.

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  • The principles of project management

    3 April 2018

    Good project management is of the art of getting a successful outcome using the resources available. This is more important than ever in health and social care where managers are under increasing pressure to deliver better outcomes and greater efficiency in every aspect of their work.

    Project management requires a specific set of skills, some of which we possess naturally and can learn to use more effectively. But it also requires knowledge and a well-defined approach. This one day training session is for everyone who has responsibility for projects or is part of a project team.

    The event will be held on 10 May in Warrington, 7 June in Birmingham and 12 July in London.

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