During the next few years, primary care will undergo enormous changes to meet the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan. The pressures of an ageing population, the need for better health outcomes, recruitment and retention issues, an increased use of technology, the introduction of Integrated Care Systems, and greater collaboration through Primary Care Networks all present leadership challenges for those working in primary care. Leaders will need to work more collectively across networks and systems, to be visionary in designing future services, and more effective in leading their teams to help improve the quality of patient care and the health and well-being of local communities.
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Primary Care Networks
Primary care networks enable the provision of proactive, accessible, coordinated and more integrated primary and community care improving outcomes for patients. They are likely to be formed around natural communities based on GP registered lists, often serving populations of around 30,000 to 50,000 . Networks will be small enough to still provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact through deeper collaboration between practices and others in the local health (community and primary care) and social care system . They will provide a platform for providers of care being sustainable into the longer term.
Clinical Directors Leadership Programme
This programme has been developed in partnership with the Queens Nursing Institute to support leadership development Primary Care. The programme is designed for newly appointed Primary Care Networks (PCN) clinical directors and is open to all clinicians who have been appointed to that role.
Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives
Applications for cohort 6 are now open – Are you passionate about improving primary or dental care? Are you already working to increase the quality of the care delivered across your wider area? Do you want support to develop your initiative and at the same time to develop your skills as a leader in healthcare?