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Do you know your GMS from your ICS?


Do you know your GMS from your ICS?

When Sep 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Bristol
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Integration has become one of the most important words in health policy. The imminent NHS long-term plan is expected to underline that closer working between NHS organisations, social care and the voluntary sector remains a top priority.

As the first point of contact for most patients with a range of services, primary care is at the heart of all integration plans, but integrating with something you don’t understand is difficult and risky.

Although contracting is a dry and technical subject, it is essential to have a basic understanding of how contracts work, what they allow you to do and what they may prevent you from doing.

This workshop is a beginners’ guide to the subject. It explains the basic concepts, breaks down the jargon and acronyms and explains where primary medical services are now and where they are heading.

It covers:

  • Different types of contracts
  • Points to consider when planning to work at scale
  • Essential concepts
  • Terminology clearly explained

There are plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion, including a facilitated session to help you consider how to apply your knowledge of primary care contracts.

This workshop will suit anyone who needs to understand the basics of primary medical services contracts and how they fit in to the evolving integrated care systems landscape. This might include those in secondary care considering closer working with primary care or holding primary care contracts in their own right, and local authority commissioners keen to explore how things work in the NHS.

The event will also suit those in NHS England or CCGs who would benefit from a high-level guide to primary care contracts and to understand their implications for developing integrated care systems.

The event is facilitated by PCC contracting experts Paul Burns and Mike Simpson who are not only fluent in the arcane language of primary care but can also translate it into plain English.

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