How to fund GP premises improvement works

March 10th, 2020|Categories: PMA News|

Paul Conlan (GP Surveyors, Operations Director) explains the options your practice has to fund premises improvements and highlights the pitfalls to avoid. It has been widely reported that many GP practices are currently struggling in inadequate premises that need improvement or expansion. According to respondents of the most recent BMA GP Premises Survey, only half of practices consider their premises to be fit for present needs. With many practices highlighting their need for more space. Whether your practice is considering extending your premises, improving access for disabled patients or simply fitting [...]

PMA Consultancy Training Needs Analysis

February 11th, 2020|Categories: PMA News|

Working across the Primary Care landscape, the PMA provides continuous support to NHS England, NHS Digital, NHSX, HEE, RCGP and has worked with LMCs, CCGs and GP practices across the UK to create and deliver bespoke support services. The PMA supports PCNs in establishing their leadership frameworks, their operational structures, business needs and their patient priorities. PMA PCN Leadership Programmes The PCNs will allow for the retention of the very best of how general practice and primary care currently operates; retaining and building on the national GMS contract and the partnership [...]

Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate – try before you buy!

December 16th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate - try before you buy! We understand it may be helpful to see what this e-learning course looks like before making a final decision to enrol. If you would like to see a sample of the format and topics within this course, please fill in the application form using this link. Once received, you will be given temporary access to a SAMPLE COURSE of the Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate. This will allow you to work through a limited number of the available resources and unit steps [...]

Realising the value of adult flu vaccination

November 27th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

Realising the value of adult flu vaccination: an exploratory study looking at adults aged 18-64 considered clinically at-risk from complications of flu The PMA recognise the pivotal role Practice Managers and their teams play in successful implementation of flu vaccination programmes. We very much value the insight and experiences of those at the ‘coal face’ in supporting the ongoing policies on prevention. The PMA facilitated a novel nationwide survey from 13 June to 14 July 2019 that sought the views of those working in general practice potentially responsible for flu vaccination [...]

National Launch ‘Excellence in Supporting Healthcare certificate’

October 10th, 2019|Categories: PMA News|

The PMA were delighted to play a key part in the national launch of the ‘Excellence in Supporting Healthcare’ certificate on 1st October. This was a stimulating and informative afternoon held at Hatfields Conference Centre in London SE1. The event  was the culmination of a successful collaboration between the PMA, Our Healthier South East London STP and itslearning UK to develop the ongoing work of Dr Jackie Tavabie to create a comprehensive and accredited online programme for the non-clinical workforce in the primary, secondary, allied professional, social care and voluntary sectors. [...]

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 [...]

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