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

2019-05-16T13:07:04+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. NHS England [...]

PMA e-Learning : Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate : approved by ILM2019-05-16T13:07:04+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

The new GP Contract – for or against?

2019-02-04T11:59:26+01:00

In this latest blog, management consultant Scott McKenzie considers the new GP contract and shares his first impressions.  I’ve read through the new GP Contract and followed with interest the numerous articles, comments and social media posts. For me, this is a big step in the right direction, with good investment in to General Practice, a plan to tackle the [...]

The new GP Contract – for or against?2019-02-04T11:59:26+01:00

NHS Long Term Plan – what does it mean for practice staff development?

2019-01-10T08:37:51+01:00

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 [...]

NHS Long Term Plan – what does it mean for practice staff development?2019-01-10T08:37:51+01:00

Relieving the SARs pressures – don’t miss your opportunity to do things differently

2018-12-12T12:21:36+01:00

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 [...]

Relieving the SARs pressures – don’t miss your opportunity to do things differently2018-12-12T12:21:36+01:00

PMA Academy launch a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management

2018-12-11T11:14:26+01:00

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 [...]

PMA Academy launch a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management2018-12-11T11:14:26+01:00