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Supporting your next steps to collaboration

The recently released Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View encourages practices to work collaboratively in hubs or networks, allowing them to share services such as community nursing, mental health, and clinical pharmacist teams; expand diagnostic facilities, and pool responsibility for urgent care and extended access.

Practices are already exploring various routes including federations, “super-practices”, primary care homes, and multispecialty community providers. PCC has been supporting GP practices to better understand the benefits of working collaboratively for the past five years, working with groups of practices, considering local needs, their aims and vision for the future, helping them to consider the opportunities for working collaboratively and the different models available. PCC also provides capacity to support mergers or to help set up federations and new care models.  Our expert advisers and associates can provide advice or support to any stage of the development process, from first meetings through to delivery of services, including governance structures, business planning, facilitation, and board development. To discuss your needs, please contact Mark Beesley on 07920 500135 or at mark.beesley@pcc.nhs.uk