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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Fundamentals first, transformation later

5 December 2019

A few PCNs are getting involved in integrated care planning, but many are still working on their own relationships. At this early stage, that's just as it should be, argues Robert McGough, a healthcare lawyer with Hill Dickinson.
 

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Will we ever turn the tide of health inequalities?

5 December 2019

Reducing health inequalities is central to the NHS Long Term Plan and is arguably the most important indicator of the success of health policy. Yet ten years on from the Marmot Review, health inequalities persist. System leaders will gather on 29 January 2020 to hear from experts in homelessness, women and children’s health, and those responsible for integrated care strategy in STP areas. View the agenda and book now to secure your place at this important event.

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One-to-one support for commissioners

28 November 2019

Everyone needs support and advice to make the best of their role, particularly those living through periods of change or taking on new responsibilities. PCC’s adviser team can provide one-to-one support to commissioners who may be considering difficult primary care contractual issues such as primary care premises or dispensing practice matters. Contact us to find out more at enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk

 

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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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