Workforce Planning – webinar summary

The BMA’s Learning and Development team continued programme of webinars took on the area of workforce planning this month covering how to best manage, support and lead Multi-disciplinary teams within PCN’s.

Both webinars were hosted by Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, an executive member of the BMA’s GP Committee, who was joined by guests to talk about their journeys and experiences.

On 12 Feb Krishna’s guest was Dr Tim Morton, Norfolk, and Waveney Local Medical Committee Chair and elected GPC member who talked us through his Multi-disciplinary team experiences.

The attendees learned about how effective MDTs can be in facilitating collaboration between professionals and improving patient outcomes. Tim also talked about the critical success factors (see below slide) for effective MDTs and the benefits of clear team roles, competent leadership, clinical responsibility, and accountability, etc. We have explored the advantages of collaborative teamwork, including continuity of care, the ability to take a comprehensive view of the patient, the availability of a range of skills and mutual professional support.

Critical success factors

On 19 Feb Krishna was joined by Pauline Weir, Physician Associate Ambassador for HEE Midlands and East who talked us through her journey and experiences as a Physician Associate.

Pauline explained to the delegates how physician associates are trained, what they can and can’t do when GP practice-based. We also explored the benefits that a physician associate can have in the GP-led Multi-disciplinary team. Pauline also explained how Primary Care Networks can employ a physician associate to work in your practice.

There is still time to book a place on the Learning and Development course, please sign up here.

Adrian BrooksWorkforce Planning – webinar summary