Now that you have formed your primary care network, it is time to shape and direct your local vision in a way that truly improves the lives of both your patients and staff.
The BMA is offering a bespoke learning and development package. This is designed to provide PCN leaders a space to share experiences and establish a network of support. In so doing, everyone will benefit and gain from the experience, learning and innovation of their peers.
Given our national remit, we are ideally placed to bring leaders together to maximise your chances of success in these new roles. Through this opportunity the BMA will support you to ensure general practice can meet the future needs your community.
The BMA has been at the forefront of the PCN developments from the very beginning, negotiating the contract, and building a new direction for the profession. The next phase of our development was to work with clinical directors and leaders in the field to create a programme of learning and development tailored to meet your needs as you embark on this journey. The programme will ensure we all learn from what has gone before, share best practice and lessons learnt to help achieve the ambitions of PCNs by allowing you to flourish in your lead role. We will achieve this by bringing together experts and clinical leaders to show how innovation and new ways of working can help your PCN.
We are offering masterclasses that will give access to both clinical and non-clinical experts to look at strategic planning, workforce planning, and leadership and management. Wrapped around the masterclasses will be a series of webinars and e-learning modules offering crucial insights and opportunities to engage, question and find ways forward that work for you and your PCN.
This bespoke package will be as reactive as it is informative, with your needs at its core. The programme runs from January 2020 to April 2020 and over four months we will provide a framework to your learning so you can plan and manage your workload. Each topic is designed to tackle the current issues and will build on your professional development so that you can set yourself up for success in your respective leadership roles.
The masterclasses are made up of 4 sections taking place across 2 full days and have been designed to enable peer group interaction and learning. The last session will be personalised and offer 1-2-1 career coaching clinics and additional seminars that respond to emerging issues and themes.
There will also be opportunity to learn about new developments across the country to aid innovation in your practice and provide an opportunity to share best practice with others. These masterclasses will be available in Bristol, Leeds and London. The will extend the webinar and e-learning support that is part of our offer. Responding to your needs, we will also provide the opportunity for a virtual conversation on a hot topic relating to issues emerging from the masterclasses. These online hot topic conversations will allow you to address issues you are exploring in the moment.
As we head into the busy winter months there could be no greater reminder that now is the time to innovate and develop general practice – to bring together the best ideas and learnings from around the country and build a more sustainable profession which can deliver better care in an increasingly different environment. Our bespoke package will give PCN leaders the best opportunity to respond to these changes.
Maeve Regan is Learning and Development Product Manager at the BMA