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PMA announce the launch of the Excellence in Supporting Healthcare e-Learning Programme

2019-09-05T14:26:44+01:00

We are delighted to announce the launch of 'Excellence in Supporting Healthcare' - the first e-learning course of its kind, offering a comprehensive and accredited training programme for non-clinical workforces. The ILM approved 'Excellence in Supporting Healthcare' certificate enables non-clinical staff to better support clinicians in improving care in a changing healthcare environment. The programme commences on 24th September 2019 and is now [...]

PMA announce the launch of the Excellence in Supporting Healthcare e-Learning Programme2019-09-05T14:26:44+01:00

PMA launch Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management for Dental Practice Managers

2019-07-19T11:29:55+01:00

The PMA are delighted to announce the launch of a Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management. It is designed for new and aspiring Dental Practice Managers. These qualifications help learners to really get to grips with their role, gain comprehensive business knowledge, and develop the technical skills they need to lead effectively at this level. This qualification will [...]

PMA launch Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management for Dental Practice Managers2019-07-19T11:29:55+01:00

Complimentary Conference Places for PMA Members

2019-07-19T09:39:46+01:00

Salford Professional Development (SPD), a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Salford are working in partnership with the Practice Managers Association to offer complimentary places to their healthcare conferences to all members that work in the NHS. This month SPD are offering PMA members complimentary places to their Healthcare Technology Conference on 23rd September and their Big Data In Healthcare [...]

Complimentary Conference Places for PMA Members2019-07-19T09:39:46+01:00

PMA achieve Skills for Health Quality Mark

2019-06-13T09:08:00+01:00

The PMA have achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. This demonstrates the organisation’s training provision meets a nationally recognised quality benchmark. Skills for Health have fully endorsed our training delivery and verified the quality the PMA provide as a training provider.  We would like to share just a few of the comments from the PMA Quality Mark Report. We feel [...]

PMA achieve Skills for Health Quality Mark2019-06-13T09:08:00+01:00

PMA e-Learning : Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate : approved by ILM

2019-09-05T11:06:22+01:00

In order to further support the development needs of non-clinical staff working in care settings and help ensure that they can make the best and most rewarding contributions, the PMA are offering this new e-learning programme to enhance traditional learning and bolster existing teaching methods. We are delighted to share details of the first of many PMA e-learning options which launches [...]

PMA e-Learning : Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate : approved by ILM2019-09-05T11:06:22+01:00

Primary Care Networks – a GP’s perspective

2019-04-05T08:51:28+01:00

The ultimate aim is that PCNs will bring new benefits to patients by becoming more person-centric and bringing care services closer to home. PCNs are central to the provision of integrated, at-scale primary care. They will work closely with acute, community and mental health trusts, pharmacy, voluntary and local authority services, encompassing services beyond core general practice. “The main aim of [...]

Primary Care Networks – a GP’s perspective2019-04-05T08:51:28+01:00

Interim Workforce Implementation Plan: emerging priorities and actions. The PMA asks whether the focus is right.

2019-03-08T16:32:31+01:00

A letter sent out earlier this week by Dido Harding, Workforce Implementation Plan Chair, and Julian Hartley, National Executive Lead, outlines plans to devolve more responsibility for NHS workforce policies from national bodies to local areas. The overarching aim is to improve the quality of care for patients by transforming the workforce ensuring staff are recruited in the right [...]

Interim Workforce Implementation Plan: emerging priorities and actions. The PMA asks whether the focus is right.2019-03-08T16:32:31+01:00

PMA granted Direct Claim Status by ILM

2019-03-13T11:29:49+01:00

The PMA are delighted to have gained Direct Claim Status (DCS) from ILM. ILM is Europe’s largest management and leadership awarding body. By granting DCS, ILM have acknowledged that the PMA have demonstrated best practice in quality assurance processes, in accordance with strict requirements for training and assessment. We are now able to award qualifications to delegates following [...]

PMA granted Direct Claim Status by ILM2019-03-13T11:29:49+01:00

PMA achieves the matrix Standard

2019-03-07T12:48:10+01:00

The PMA are proud to announce achievement of the matrix Standard. The matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. This is a hugely important milestone, bringing reassurances about the quality standards we provide you. [...]

PMA achieves the matrix Standard2019-03-07T12:48:10+01:00

Should legal advice be offered in GP practices?

2019-02-19T18:03:55+01:00

The recently published Government's new strategy for legal aid is proposing that patients can access advice within GP practices. The new Legal Support Action Plan strategy, drawn up by the Ministry of Justice, said: 'Co-located legal support services may help people with multiple, linked, or difficult to diagnose legal problems, and can avoid barriers to support that may arise [...]

Should legal advice be offered in GP practices?2019-02-19T18:03:55+01:00