• The Confident Leader

    25 September 2018

    The Confident Leader programme is designed for those who have, or aspire to, a leadership role in primary care, integrated care systems, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) or as commissioners of services. PCC’s programme brings together groups of like-minded individuals in an environment to learn together and share experiences. They are supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on various relevant areas to the participants.

    This programme starting on 24 January in Birmingham aims to give the knowledge and confidence to become a leader – or a better leader – and equip leaders with the resources to push on to the next stage of development and transformation. To register an expression of interest or to book your place on the programme please contact the events team by email or call us on 0113 212 4184.

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  • Don’t let the digital revolution just happen to your practice

    20 September 2018

    Is the digital revolution the end of general practice as we know it or a vital step to modernisation?

    Whatever your view, it seems clear that the digital revolution is coming to general practice, with £45m earmarked for online consultations by NHS England in the GP Forward View and new technology providers vying to get into the market.

    An event from PCC brings together commissioners, GPs who are already using some of the services on offer and a leading lawyer who will consider the wider implications for general practice, including how services can be commissioned to ensure that “disruption” is not a destructive force.

    Delegates will hear from GPs who are using non-AI based technology to help manage workload and improve the experience of patients. They will also hear from a private provider of online consultations – do these services amount to a competitive threat or an opportunity?

    Robert McGough, a partner at specialist lawyers Hill Dickinson looks at the legal model for e-consultations and the potential implications for contracting. There are potentially wide-ranging implications for CCGs and practices, particularly for online only services such as those that have recently opened in London and involve patients de-registering from their existing practice.

    Practices will get the information they need to decide whether to embrace new technology or run the risk that non-NHS providers could enter the market in competition with them.

    The event is on 15 November in Manchester.

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  • Newsletter rebrands to reflect broader primary care audience

    12 September 2018

    Our bi-monthly newsletter has changed its name from Commissioning Excellence to PCC Insight. The change, nine years after the first issue of the newsletter appeared, reflects the changing environment and the widening readership.

    Helen Northall, chief executive of PCC, said: “We thought it was time for a title with broader appeal. You can’t have excellent commissioning without excellent provision and in the era of integrated care, it doesn’t make sense to have a single focal point. Increasingly the newsletter has covered topics of direct interest to providers, including sustainability, mergers, workforce and primary care networks, as well as the policy issues likely to affect them. It is not only about commissioning.”

    The first issue of PCC Insight includes an update on primary care premises policy, articles arguing for changes to the payment system, a case study illustrating the value of the patient activation measure in managing long term conditions in general practice and the confessions of an STP leader. Read it here and don’t forget to sign up if you would like PCC Insight emailed to you in future.

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  • PCC wins place on Consult 18 framework

    12 September 2018

    PCC is delighted to be named as one of the approved suppliers on the Consult 18 procurement framework.

    The framework, which took effect in July and will be in place for four years, is designed to make it easier for NHS and other public sector bodies to buy the consultancy services they need.

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  • Commissioning Excellence becomes PCC Insight

    11 September 2018

    Our bi-monthly newsletter has changed its name from Commissioning Excellence to PCC Insight. The change, nine years after the first issue of the newsletter appeared, reflects the changing environment and the widening readership.

    Helen Northall, chief executive of PCC, said: “We thought it was time for a title with broader appeal. You can’t have excellent commissioning without excellent provision and in the era of integrated care, it doesn’t make sense to have a single focal point. Increasingly the newsletter has covered topics of direct interest to providers, including sustainability, mergers, workforce and primary care networks, as well as the policy issues likely to affect them. It is not only about commissioning.”

    The first issue of PCC Insight includes an update on primary care premises policy, articles arguing for changes to the payment system, a case study illustrating the value of the patient activation measure in managing long term conditions in general practice and the confessions of an STP leader. Read it here and don’t forget to sign up if you would like PCC Insight emailed to you in future.

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