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  • Cultural change at the heart of integrated care systems
    8 April 2021

    The blog this week, by Helen Northall, looks at the changes needed to make integrated care systems a reality.

  • Bluelight Cycling Club
    1 April 2021

    We are a cycle club that is dedicated to the Police Service, Fire Service , NHS, Coastguard, RNLI, Prison Service, NCA, Search and Rescue community and Armed Forces.

  • Enabling Integrated End of Life Care with a population data dashboard
    25 March 2021

    The guest blog this week is by Dr Karen Chumbley MBBS FRCGP MSc, North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance Lead for End of Life Care.

  • The new proposed NHS legislation and where this fits in the jigsaw of changes
    18 March 2021

    In the blog this week William Greenwood, chief executive of Cheshire Local Medical Committee, looks at the implications of the White Paper on general practice.

  • Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all
    11 March 2021

    Professor David Colin-Thomé shares his thoughts on the White Paper in this week’s blog.

  • UK’s National Health Service teams up with the Radio Society of Great Britain to improve health and wellbeing
    4 March 2021

    This week's blog is by Paul Devlin, Emergency Care Improvement Support Team (ECIST), NHS England and NHS Improvement.

  • Structuring a PCN Social Prescribing Service for the post COVID world
    25 February 2021

    This week we have a blog by Nick Sharples.

  • Community-Oriented Integrated Care
    18 February 2021

    The blog this week is a short extract from a paper considering an approach primary care networks could use to move towards community-oriented integrated care.

  • Strategy Unit releases opensource model for planning vaccine centre capacity
    11 February 2021

    This week's blog is from The Strategy Unit who are sharing an opensource model to help with vaccine centre capacity planning.

  • Time to talk day
    4 February 2021

    A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

  • Supporting Staff: the emergence of ‘long-covid’
    28 January 2021

    As we are now well into a second, or is it now the third, wave of Covid-19 it is becoming apparent that Covid is something we have not experienced before and it has unique implications for staff management. It is not just the possibility that staff may become acutely ill with the virus, but that for some they may go on to develop persistent debilitating symptoms that will affect their ability to go back to work. This article looks at the implications of long-covid for HR and service managers when looking to support health care professionals (HCPs) return to work.

  • Link of the week: Clinically-Led workforce and Activity Redesign (CLEAR)
    21 January 2021

    This week we are sharing a link to the Clinically-Led workforce and Activity Redesign (CLEAR) site that is funded by Health Education England.

  • So much more than an extra pair of hands
    14 January 2021

    The introduction of the additional roles reimbursement scheme for primary care networks has started to grow capacity in general practice to address the unsustainably high workload that has put so much pressure on GPs.

  • Primary Care Networks – how did we get here?
    7 January 2021

    This week we are sharing a blog by PCC’s chairman David Colin-Thomé.

  • A year like no other
    17 December 2020

    On 5 July 1948 the NHS was born, over the last 72 years challenges and changes have been remarkable but the service has probably never been tested as much as in the last nine months. There have previously been numerous re-organisations, multiple changes to hospitals, mental health services and a shift from the family doctor towards more integrated primary care services delivered by a range of professionals. However, rapid transformation of services to embrace digital technologies, and a shift change to work differently has been forced upon all areas of the health service this year.

  • Guest blog: David Hotchin
    11 December 2020

    This week we have a guest blog that was submitted to us by David Hotchin, written by a retired friend....obviously, he's used a little poetic licence.

  • What now for commissioning?
    3 December 2020

    By Professor David Colin-Thomé, OBE, chair of PCC and formerly a GP for 36 years, the National Clinical Director of Primary, Dept of Health England 2001- 10 and visiting Professor Manchester and Durham Universities.

  • What White people don’t see
    26 November 2020

    This year’s Black History Month (BHM) has, unfortunately, in its shadow another example of why campaigns like this exist.

  • Primary Care: Why don’t we talk about Racism?
    20 November 2020

    Rita Symons is an ex NHS leader who is now a leadership consultant, coach and facilitator. Her work is mainly in the NHS and she is an associate for PCC offering facilitation, coaching, strategy development and team development activities. She is a concerned but hopeful world citizen and combines work in the NHS with a board role in a non for profit organisation and an interest in writing.

  • Primary Care and the Health of the Public
    12 November 2020

    By Professor David Colin-Thomé, OBE, chair of PCC and formerly a GP for 36 years, the National Clinical Director of Primary, Dept of Health England 2001- 10 and visiting Professor Manchester and Durham Universities.

 
 
Thursday, 1 April 2021

Bluelight Cycling Club

We are a cycle club that is dedicated to the Police Service, Fire Service , NHS, Coastguard, RNLI, Prison Service, NCA, Search and Rescue community and Armed Forces.

We are a cycle club that is dedicated to the Police Service, Fire Service , NHS, Coastguard, RNLI, Prison Service, NCA, Search and Rescue community and Armed Forces.

We have worked hard over the last 9 months building out our member benefits area that has been described as the best benefits of any club in the UK.

As a member you will have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts with some of sports biggest brands. Nike, Adidas, Muc-Off, Giant, SIS, Cyclist Magazine, Cycling Weekly, Le Col, Grand Tour Coffee, Audible, Reebok, Pelotan, Velo Skin, Bum Butter, RGT, Rouvy, Fulgaz the list goes on.
We have also secured free unlimited group rides on RGT with no additional costs to our members.

We will have at least 2 major events yearly – London 2 Paris, Coast 2 Coast with or first ride confirmed for the UK in June 2021. Members will also be put into a ballot to enter any Velo29 event free of charge plus further partner events through out the year. Most importantly we have a wellbeing and wellness section with tips, advice and support features.

Our members area is packed full of content blogs, videos, recipes plus much more.

Our club Ambassadors who will be joining us on rides throughout the year include the following: Austin Healey, Martin Johnson, Matt Stephens, Brian Smith, Phillipa York, Chris Pritchard, Andy Goode, Sam Ward, Tom Gaymor & Sharon Davies.

The club will evolve and is fully inclusive for all abilities. From cycling 500 yards for coffee and cake to riding all day you’ll be able to find like minded friends. This decentralised approach will allow you as members to find your best fit within a supportive and safe environment.

There are huge benefits in regular cycling. It is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK with nearly 4 million people riding a bike each month. It’s an easy way to exercise. You could even use it to get to work. Money saved and exercise combined, what could be better!

So whether you are an yellow jersey contender with a state of the art carbon-frame bike, or have just dusted off your old bike from the garage we encourage you all to take the chance to cycle just once a week and join the UK’s most inclusive cycling club dedicated to our nations services.

We are looking for local reps for their relevant Trusts and organisations to act as points of contact to the NHS Chair Allan Woodhouse for the Bluelight Cycling Club. This is to ensure information regarding the club is spread across the whole of our community. Please contact for more details.

PROTECT | SERVE | RIDE

For more information email us at for information.
Members can join for 4th of May 2021 – keep your eyes on our website Bluelight Cycling Club and social media for updates.

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