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 [...]
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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 [...]
In her latest guest blog, Lyndsey Stanley, Clinical Pharmacist, celebrates World Pharmacists' Day on 25th September 2018, a global annual event designed to promote the pharmacists’ role in improving health. The theme for this year’s event is, ‘Pharmacists are your medicines’ expert’. In this article we look back at the history of pharmacy and examine the evolution of pharmacy in [...]
In his third guest blog, management consultant Scott McKenzie examines the potential reasons for forming a larger hub or GP federation before you make the change and the importance of the leadership role in making the at scale model deliver the benefits you envisaged. The short answer to the question in the title is no. It is not guaranteed [...]