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Stop the rhetoric surrounding face-to-face GP appointments, say PMA

2022-11-08T09:44:50+00:00

THE PMA is calling for the rhetoric surrounding the so-called lack of face-to-face appointments with GPs to end, as reports of abuse towards Practice staff continues. Violence, abuse and criminal damage is never acceptable in any healthcare setting and many Practices are now highlighting their zero-tolerance policy. “There seems to be a trend fuelled by certain newspapers and exacerbated by some politicians that seeing a GP is virtually impossible [...]

Stop the rhetoric surrounding face-to-face GP appointments, say PMA2022-11-08T09:44:50+00:00

PMA Awards 2022: Winners revealed

2022-10-19T16:18:20+01:00

THE annual PMA Awards ceremony has taken place at the 2022 Best Practice Show hosted at the NEC in Birmingham last week. Thousands of healthcare professionals attended the show across two days, which including presentations on many issues in primary care, including Succession Planning, ARRS roles: integrating and managing multi-disciplinary teams, managing GP Practice Finance and customer and conflict management. It was standing room only at a packed PMA [...]

PMA Awards 2022: Winners revealed2022-10-19T16:18:20+01:00

PMA calls for better pay for care workers

2022-09-07T16:02:11+01:00

AS the PMA widens its provision for training and education in the care sector - including the Excellence in Personalised Care Certificate and Senior Adult Care Worker Level 3 - it has also called for a significant increase in pay for care workers across the country. Although the PMA welcomes the government announcement to invest £500 million to develop the adult social care workforce (to train and retain talent [...]

PMA calls for better pay for care workers2022-09-07T16:02:11+01:00

Onwards to Outstanding: PMA ‘brings teaching to life’ according to Good Ofsted report

2022-06-24T16:28:45+01:00

THE PMA - a national independent learning provider - is delighted to announce it has received a ‘Good’ across every aspect of its recent Ofsted education inspection. The Ofsted report states: “Leaders have a sound rationale for how to meet the skills requirements of the employers they serve. They provide an ambitious curriculum that is aligned to sustainable career pathways for the healthcare sector’s non-clinical workforce. “Tutors effectively plan [...]

Onwards to Outstanding: PMA ‘brings teaching to life’ according to Good Ofsted report2022-06-24T16:28:45+01:00

‘Stress and exhaustion’ causing Practice staff to leave their job

2022-05-30T14:28:49+01:00

 A large number of non-clinical Practice staff are likely to quit their jobs within the next few years, according to the PMA.  The news will come as no surprise to GPs – with 33% likely to also leave their roles within five years, according to findings from the University of Manchester’s GP worklife survey.  In GPs over 50 the figure was 61%; among GPs under 50, one in every [...]

‘Stress and exhaustion’ causing Practice staff to leave their job2022-05-30T14:28:49+01:00

Kickstart Scheme changes the life of young man with cerebral palsy who thought he was ‘unemployable’

2022-05-30T14:29:12+01:00

As the Kickstart Scheme finishes, PMA has been reflecting on one of its biggest success stories that has been life-changing for one young kickstarter.  Matthew Cornish, 27, has cerebral palsy. After many disappointments, he was beginning to think he would never get a job – or even an interview – when he managed to secure a role via the Kickstart Scheme at West Pottergate Surgery in Norwich in August [...]

Kickstart Scheme changes the life of young man with cerebral palsy who thought he was ‘unemployable’2022-05-30T14:29:12+01:00

PMA supports DWP with Afghan Resettlement Scheme

2022-05-30T14:28:18+01:00

As part of Operation Warm Welcome, PMA is working alongside the DWP to support those Afghan citizens who have resettled in the UK to find work and integrate into UK life.  The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) launched last month and the UK has promised to rehome thousands of Afghan nationals who escaped the country after the Taliban regained power last year.  In addition to offering a place of [...]

PMA supports DWP with Afghan Resettlement Scheme2022-05-30T14:28:18+01:00
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