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Apprenticeships in General Practice

October 2nd, 2020|Categories: PMA News|

In Management in Practice | Apprenticeships in general practice can help build around digital transformation General practice could be using apprenticeships as a means of boosting staff skills and making the most of recent changes in practice such as remote working, according to the Practice Managers Association.  The association, which is offering apprenticeships lasting 18 to 20 months, held a video webinar, explaining how the scheme works and what businesses could get out of them. An apprenticeship could help a practice with succession plans, for example, where a manager is due to leave their position, explained PMA [...]

Newly announced capacity and funding for apprenticeships

August 19th, 2020|Categories: PMA News|

Newly announced capacity and funding for apprenticeships The Chancellor's recent news aimed at supporting jobs brings additional funding for apprenticeships. What does that mean for practices in Primary Care? Practices can have up to 10 apprentices at any given time, with a mix of new apprentices and existing team members. Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice have changed. Employers who hire new apprentices between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021 could get: £2,000 for apprentices aged 16 to 24 £1,500 for apprentices aged 25 and over Practices can apply from 1 September 2020, [...]

PMA launch free-of-charge NHS App Training Module

May 27th, 2020|Categories: PMA News|

The PMA is delighted to announce its NHS App training module is now available for all healthcare professionals. More people than ever are booking NHS appointments digitally, particularly in the current climate. Having worked closely with NHSX to develop this course, the PMA hopes to ensure the practice workforce is ready to confidently use the App and help patients understand its benefits and how it works. space Austin Ambrose, the PMA’s Client Services Director, said: “This course takes place online, it’s totally flexible and takes [...]

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 [...]

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