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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]