The PMA was founded to provide the non-clinical workforce and management in primary care with a comprehensive selection of self-development tools and support services. It has now reached a UK-wide membership of over 25,000 and is a constantly growing, vibrant community of both clinical and non-clinical members.
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The PMA is a UK-wide membership body, working closely with many organisations across the Primary Care and the wider health and social care sectors – providing continuous support to NHS England, NHS Digital, NHSx, HEE, RCGP, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and others.
The PMA developed an initial series of non-clinical workshops for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), all with a strong business focus, providing GPs with the commercial insight required for modern NHS surgeries. We now work with the CCGs, Training Hubs, LMCs and Care Homes to create support services and resources for practices and care homes to develop their staff – not only to improve efficiency and effectiveness but also to make individuals feel valued and recognised.
Professional recognition is key to a vibrant membership community. PMA has invested heavily in training and other support services specifically tailored to the needs of PMA members. These include a vast array of professional workshops, Diplomas at Level 3, Level 5 and Level 7, accredited e-Learning programmes, apprenticeship standards and delivery of an array of webinars, podcasts, consultancy and conference management services.
PMA services are continually evolving and adapting. Most recently, PMA’s Kickstart Scheme has launched to help you understand how you might benefit from the Chancellor’s new £2bn investment. The PMA has been appointed by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as a Gateway provider for this UK-wide initiative (excluding Northern Ireland). We are now accepting applications from employers for one or more placements on the PMA Kickstart Scheme.
The PMA is approved by The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). The PMA also has Skills for Health – Quality Mark full endorsement, Skills for Care, Matrix Standard Accreditation, and is an ILM and City & Guilds Approved Centre and providers of excellence in primary care workforce development. And we also hold Cyber Essentials accreditation, giving you the confidence that any data shared with the PMA is secure.
In addition to PMA free membership, you can now pay an annual subscription of £295 to become a PMA Premium Member and enjoy many additional services and benefits.
You can now also apply FREE to join the PMA as a Professional Member – to gain recognition of your professional status in management across the health and social care sector.
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