• The leader as a coach

    22 October 2019

    Using coaching techniques in the workplace can support effective team management by increasing the motivation and confidence of individuals. This workshop on 21 April in Cardiff, aimed at senior managers, explores the use of a coaching management style and use of some coaching tools and techniques to develop others.

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  • Collaborative working with LMCs

    10 October 2019

    PCC is working with Wessex LMCs in collaboration with South West regional LMCs to establish a PCN clinical director network. This will be launched at a free to attend event on 12 November in Taunton focussing on what next in the evolution of PCNs from April 2020 onwards. Ned Naylor, Director of primary care provider transformation at NHS England and NHS Improvement is opening the afternoon with ‘Primary Care Networks: 130 days in’. This event is open to all PCN Clinical Directors, their deputies and business managers covered by South West Regional LMCs (Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wessex). The network model will offer PCNs and CDs consistent support over an extended period of time. Interested in running something similar in your area? Please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk to discuss further.

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  • Primary care networks

    9 October 2019

    Primary care networks (PCNs) are an important phase in the evolution of general practice and essential to wider plans for integrated care systems.

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  • The state-backed indemnity scheme: what it means in practice

    26 September 2019

    Rising indemnity costs have been seen as a key factor in the escalating workforce crisis, causing many GPs to reduce the sessions they work or quit the profession altogether. After years of complaints about the issue from general practice the government has finally responded. The announcement of changes to the GP contract for 2019/20 was accompanied by the news that a state-backed indemnity scheme covering all general practice, including out of hours services. GPs and other staff delivering primary medical services are expected to welcome the new scheme, but they need to know what it will and will not cover – for example non-NHS private work. This webinar on 22 October, led by a lawyer from health sector legal specialists Hill Dickinson, provides an overview of its provisions.

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  • Setting the scene for the commissioning and contracting of primary care GOS contracts

    26 September 2019

    This full-day course on 12 December in Birmingham introduces commissioners to the primary care GOS contracts. It gives an overview of the commissioning environment, the regulatory frameworks that impact on GOS contracts, the contract itself and how the budget for NHS sight tests is derived and ophthalmic contractors are paid for providing NHS sight tests.

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