Here are the slide presentations from the recent Manchester 2011 Management in Practice Event on 14 June in PDF format for you to download and view at your leisure. (Adobe reader required – click here to download it for free.)
Update on NHS commissioning developments
Director of Commissioning Development, NHS North West
Joe discussed what the 'pause' entails, as well as the progress to date on GP consortia and commissioning support for consortia.
Good practice management for good public health
Vice President, Faculty of Public Health
John highlighted the vital role practice managers play in improving public health, arguing that the proposed move of public health to local authorities makes it all the more necessary for primary care to have tools to show what is really happening with patients' health.
The GP sector – a bank's perspective
Ian Hardcastle and Dave Hall
In this presentation, Ian and Dave gave advice on the efficient management of finances in general practice.
Pathfinder – wave 1 – example case study
Chief Officer and PBC Director, Stockport Managed Care GP Consortium
Nicola gave a firsthand encounter of the challenges and benefits of forming GP commissioning groups.
Is your workforce 'fit for transition?'
Partner, Beachcroft LLP
Rachael looked at contractual obligations of employers and HR matters including recruitment, retirement and long-term staff absence. She also covered aspects of staff management while minimising risk, cost and liabilities to your practice.
Understanding General Medical Services – 2011/12
Helen Northall and Dr Mike Warburton
Primary Care Commissioning (PCC)
Helen and Mike examined the benefits of the latest Quality and Outcome Framework changes, elaborated on patient participation in delivery of directed enhanced services and offered practical steps practice managers can take.
How to explain competition and choice to patients
Strategy Director, General Healthcare Group and BMI Healthcare
Stephen discussed how current changes will provide greater opportunities for patients to choose how, when, where and from whom they receive treatment. He also explored how practices can effectively and objectively communicate these options to patients.
Managing practice finances in the run-up to GP commissioning
Vice-Chairman, Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants
Deborah offered practical advice to help practice managers assess the steps they need to take to prepare for GP commissioning, including how to identify profitable services, the importance of focusing on frontline delivery and how to use management information to put the practice in a stronger position to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.
What good governance looks like
Corinne Slingo and Ray Tarling
This session looked at defining collective and individual accountability, liability and governance, and discussed conflicts of interest, being held to account by a regulator and the perils of transitional arrangements and virtual organisations.
Practice funding – understanding practice accounts
Yvonne Halliday and Gary Raby
PKF (UK) LLP
This session discussed why accounts need to be prepared, the key areas in practice accounts relating to obtaining outside funding and the types of funding in the current market.