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 [...]
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Interim Workforce Implementation Plan: emerging priorities and actions. The PMA asks whether the focus is right.Tina Nightingale2019-03-08T16:32:31+00:00
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]