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  • Our support for primary care networks

    28 November 2019

    PCC offers support and development services in each of the domains of the maturity matrix, which describes the domains in which networks will need to develop to fulfil their potential. Our services help emerging networks to meet the criteria set out in the forthcoming network dashboard, which will help PCNs to meet the forthcoming service specifications. See our PCN support prospectus for an overview or contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk for more information.

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  • Making time for clinical directors

    28 November 2019

    A recurring theme in conversations with clinical directors is lack of time for the role. It has become commonplace to refer to funding for the role as sufficient for two days a week, but in fact it is for a 0.25 whole-time equivalent (WTE) role per 50,000 head of population, which is closer to two clinical sessions. For smaller networks covering, say, a 30,000 population, funding would cover only a day or so and while the bigger networks (c100,000) would have enough for 0.5WTE or 2.5 days, clinical directors still face the challenge of squeezing a huge task into a part-time role. Those choosing to allocate two or more days are therefore having to find the time – or the money – elsewhere and are looking to other sources of support, typically dedicated network managers, practice managers or third parties. For information about PCC’s support for clinical directors, including leadership training, coaching and mentoring contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk.

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  • Resilience will be key to the success of primary care networks

    21 November 2019

    An important role for primary care networks is to enable the stabilisation of general practice. Unless stronger practices help struggling practices in their networks to improve, that PCNs will face an uphill battle. We define resilience simply as the attributes needed to keep going, including the ability to withstand changes of circumstance, eg the loss of a GP partner or an increase in list size as a result of a new residential development. A resilient practice is one able to offer high-quality care with healthy finances and a well-motivated workforce. In other words, resilience is not only for practices already in choppy waters but for those who can see them coming. Find out more about PCC’s support or contact us at enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk to find out how PCC can help your practices.

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