Minesh Patel is the Chair of the National Association for Primary Care and he joins us this week to explain what lessons the NAPC’s Primary Care Home programme has for emerging Primary Care Networks (PCNs). He focuses on wide engagement, the multi-disciplinary team and leadership. He looks at the different challenges of voluntary and mandated networks and has some sound advice for the new Clinical Directors of PCNs.
This week sees the return to the General Practice Podcast of Tara Humphrey, Managing Director of THC, a group of project managers who aim to influence and support positive change in primary care. With the introduction of new roles into Primary Care Networks many are asking detailed questions about how to guarantee successful implementation and ensure the people in the new roles are happy, effective and want to stay. In this episode Tara answers those questions.
The state-backed clinical negligence scheme for general practice launched on the 1st April this year. In this podcast Ben talks to Riaz Jetha, a GP and consultant with an interest in at-scale general practice. Riaz explains how the new scheme differs from the traditional indemnity providers, how claims can be made and what and who is covered by the scheme.
In this podcast Ben Gowland, Director and Principal Consultant of Ockham Healthcare, launches a new publication from Ockham; “Ten Steps for Developing a Powerful Voice for General Practice”. With the development of Primary Care Networks and the greater integration of care come huge opportunities for at-scale general practice. However, if they are to partner with often larger and more established organisations it is essential that they develop a more powerful voice. In the Ten Step Guide and in this podcast Ben explains why it is important, how it can be done and the pitfalls to avoid.