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

September 5th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

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 open for enrolment. Please contact us at to register your interest. A launch event will be held on the afternoon of 1st October [...]

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

July 19th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

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 include a wide range of teaching and learning techniques and styles including one-to-one teaching (a minimum of 7 hours of one-to-one tutorials), teaching, observations, practical assessments, coaching, mentoring, independent research [...]

Complimentary Conference Places for PMA Members

July 19th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

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 Conference on 23rd October, taking place in Manchester. The organisation recognises the importance of learner engagement and involvement in order to achieve good outcomes for learners [and all other stakeholders], [...]

PMA achieve Skills for Health Quality Mark

June 13th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

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 sure that the reassurance these quotes provide will encourage you to proceed with your development plans with confidence and excitement. The organisation recognises the importance of learner engagement and involvement [...]

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

May 8th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

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 on 24th September 2019. NHS England and Health Education England have both endorsed significant elements of the PMA e-learning programme so you can be assured that it embodies best practice [...]

Primary Care Networks – a GP’s perspective

March 20th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

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 PCNs is to focus services around local communities and help rebuild and reconnect the primary healthcare team across the area they cover through the network, providing workload support for practices [...]

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