NHS workers are amongst the most highly skilled and compassionate people. We applaud their dedication and resolve. Sadly, staff have not had the support needed to keep up with the growing challenges faced by the NHS. You may be surprised to hear that the NHS is the world’s largest employer of highly skilled professionals and the biggest employer in [...]
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With the reported increases in the numbers of SARs requests received by GP practices since the introduction of GDPR in May 2018, the increased burden on resources will be an ever-present concern and frustration. A recent pole to a number of practices showed just over half of respondents reported an increase in the numbers of SARs requests received, and [...]
The PMA are delighted to launch our ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management. This is a diploma specifically for people who are at management level in primary care and likely to take on responsibility for overseeing primary care provision at scale. Some examples of this include new care models, GP or other primary care federations, GP super practices and [...]
Sarah Cousins is an independent management consultant with over 25 years’ experience in primary care, both as a provider and commissioner, supporting practice development and resilience Practice finances are being squeezed. Hard. And whilst the GP Forward View is on target to meet its pledge of a funding uplift of £12 billion into primary care by 2020/21 through the [...]
The NHS environment is ever-changing. Resources are spread thinly and are required to be more flexible. Whilst this poses challenges, it can also present opportunities for those looking to further their careers. For practices, it can create uncertainty but having a succession plan in place will bring peace of mind when faced with unplanned leave of absence, retirement or staff simply [...]
In this latest blog, management consultant Scott McKenzie considers NHS in England; money flows, structures and system links & the opportunity this presents for General Practice as providers in Integrated Care. The focus in the NHS currently lies on implementing the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Plans (STPs) and converting those to a form of Integrated Care. This could be an Integrated [...]
Greater Manchester at the forefront of offering PMA Level 3 and Level 5 Leadership & Management DiplomasTina Nightingale2018-10-25T13:07:06+00:00
The PMA are delighted to confirm further collaboration with the GM Health and Social Care Partnership and the GP Excellence Programme. Following the success, earlier this year, of the bursary offer from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to co-fund the ESFA contribution which enabled an impressive number of practice staff to enrol in Level 3 or Level 5 [...]
NHS England Cheshire & Merseyside offering PMA Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas in Leadership & ManagementTina Nightingale2018-10-25T13:09:32+00:00
The PMA are delighted to confirm collaboration with NHS England Cheshire & Merseyside and the bursary offer made available locally to over 400 practices to co-fund the ESFA contribution. This will enable practice staff to enrol in Level 3 or Level 5 ILM Leadership and Management Diplomas. The next cohort of learners and prospective candidates will be existing non-clinical practice staff [...]
In this latest blog, management consultant Scott McKenzie examines the consequences of rushing into change in general practice and pushing through the process without undue care. I read with interest an interview with Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of RCGP Council, where she was reflecting on her second year in the role. The full interview can be found here and [...]
In his latest guest blog, management consultant Scott McKenzie examines what it takes to become a successful federation and what you need to do, if after a time, you are not progressing as planned. Whether newly set up or long established, if your federation hasn’t fully realised the benefits of federated working, it’s never too late to get back [...]