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The General Practice Podcast

Ben Gowland explores new ways of working in general practice. He talks to those making changes happen, gets underneath what they did, how they managed to do it, and the challenges they faced along the way.
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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 13, 2020

Following on from last week’s theme, Ben asks Dr Nav Chana and Dr Tracey Vell for their views on the problems and the progress of PCNs. What are their experiences of PCNs? What are the perceptions of the new models of care across general practice? Where do the threats and opportunities lie?

Introductions (46 secs)

Tracey and Nav’s personal experiences of PCNs summed up (1 min 15 secs)

Working together; impact on structure and investment opportunities (2 mins 45 secs)

What’s happening in Nav’s PCN (3 mins 47 secs)

Are PCNs too inward looking from a general practice perspective? (5 mins 48 secs)

The impact of change and using change as a mechanism for improvement (7 mins)

The PCN paradox (8 mins 14 secs)

Tracey: where practices can use PCNs to focus on their priorities (9 mins 20 secs)

The challenges of linear development (10 mins 15 secs)

The Maturity Matrix (11 mins 34 secs)

How do we support enable innovative working in PCNs from the start? (12 mins 14 secs)

Plug in now to integrated care systems and why not to wait (13 mins 24 secs)

Benefits at practice level from working within a network (15 mins 16 secs)

…and the challenges (16 mins 33 secs)

The current perception of PCNs (16 mins 54 secs)

A threat to command and control? (18 mins 47 secs)

Working at scale = larger resources (21 mins)

Integration of PCNs within the wider healthcare system (22 mins 4 secs)

Population Health Management as a tool for building a successful PCN (23 mins 1 sec)

NAPC resources and case studies (24 mins 7 secs)

Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme (25 mins 9 secs)

 

The links for both the NAPC’s material and the Greater Manchester GP Excellence programme:

https://napc.co.uk

https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk   

 

 

Jan 6, 2020

In our first podcast of the new decade, Ben chats to PCN guru Becky Malby, Professor of Health Systems Innovation at London South Bank University, about the introduction and progress of network-based working. Listen for her take on their establishment, on the critical success factors and navigating the minefield of structural challenges versus meeting local population need.

 

Introductions (31 secs)

Becky’s take on the first few months since PCN formation (47 secs)

Difficulty of contracting versus meeting complex needs (1 min 18 secs)

Importance of collaboration (2 mins 2 secs)

A crystal-clear purpose is key to a successful PCN (3 mins 2 secs)

Change should happen at practice as well as at network level (3 mins 45 secs)

How to reach agreement on purpose (4 mins 29 secs)

Data analysis and the gateway to collaboration and collaborative working (4 mins 55 secs)

What is the relationship between the network and its practices? (6 mins 5 secs)

PCN priorities: three main aims (7 mins 11 secs)

How setting network priorities can achieve local goals (8 mins 29 secs)

Defining PCN membership (9 mins 30 secs)

How do practices hurdle barriers to reciprocal working? (10 mins 8 secs)

“Strategy is measured by the speed of trust” and why talking matters (11 mins 28 secs)

Contractual requirements and where these fit with holistic vision (12 mins 38 secs)

Introduction of new roles into new network models (13 ins 29 secs)

Management of time, capacity and funding; striking a balance (15 mins 15 secs)

Just say “no” (17 mins 23 secs)

Further information (19 mins 35 secs)

 

For Becky’s podcast and access to the resources she mentions, head to:

www.beckymalby.wordpress.com

www.source4networks.org.uk

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