The advent of primary care networks creates a greater than ever need for practice managers to work together effectively and to develop their own skills and personal strengths.
PCC has several years’ experience of providing leadership development and skills training to practice managers. What we’ve learnt in that time has been distilled into a short but intensive programme to give busy practice managers the development support they need while recognising that current pressures leave them little time to get their heads above water.
The recent planning guidance set out the requirement for CCGs to submit revised primary care strategies by this autumn. The five year framework of changes to the GP contract published at the end of January set out a clear direction of travel, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, and outlined key areas of implementation. It will be necessary for CCGs to frame their primary care strategy in the context of national direction and contractual must-dos, without losing the local flavour and progress made against the ambitions set out in previous primary care strategies. PCC has a team of advisers who can help you produce your revised plans. To discuss your support requirements further, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary care estates management is a complex and often misunderstood area which requires knowledge and experience. As commissioners develop this key role, NHS England and NHS Improvement have commissioned PCC to deliver a series of training events to primary care commissioners responsible for GP premises matters. Following the successful delivery of module one in summer 2018, these events provide context and information relating to strategic planning of estates, and offer an overview, tools and guidance to inform commissioners about the process.
Newly appointed clinical directors face a daunting task. While new network funding makes provision for their own roles, they will need to build support in their own teams and in partner organisations if primary care networks are to deliver on their promise of better integrated local care services. Understanding how to manage change, facilitate productive meetings, resolve conflict, and develop effective engagement strategies with local communities will be key determinant of success. PCC’s Confident Leader applied learning programme can help you develop these skills in small groups with your peers, supported by qualified coaches and topic experts. Find out more by emailing enquiries@pcc–cic.org.uk
“Coaching is a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. To be a successful coach requires knowledge and understanding of the process as well as the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which the coaching takes place” – Eric Parsloe, 1999