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WDM Drop in November 2023
The next WDM Drop-in for PCN and Practice Managers/Clinical Directors/GPs/all PCN and practice staff who support the recruitment and retention of their teams is scheduled for Weds 22 Nov 9.30 – 10.00am – booking is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/primary-care-drop-in-session-workforce-development-support-tickets-715292347667?aff=oddtdtcreator
WDM Drop in December 2023
The next WDM Drop-in for PCN and Practice Managers/Clinical Directors/GPs/all PCN and practice staff who support the recruitment and retention of their teams is scheduled for Tuesday 19 Dec 14:00 – 14:30 – booking is via
Joint Health and Wellbeing Coach and Care Coordinator share and learn Webinar
This will be a joint webinar for Health and Wellbeing Coaches and Care Coordinators, which will focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis on Weds 29th Nov https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/joint-health-and-wellbeing-coach-and-care-coordinator-share-and-learn
Care co-ordinator share and learn Webinar
This share and learn webinar is for new and established care co-ordinators working in the NHS. The purpose is to spread and scale good practice across the workforce.
Wednesday 13th Dec 13:30 – 15:00
booking is via
Introduction to NWRS Webinar
24 January 2023 meeting recording
Apprenticeships in Primary Care HEE Webinar
Tuesday 12 July 2022 (1pm – 3pm) This HEE webinar is suitable for Primary Care employers in the North West who would like to find out about how apprenticeships can be used to help develop the Primary Care support workforce. Please use this link to book your place. (originally 4th May 2022, anyone who booked on to 4th May will not have to re-book to attend on 12th July, your booking will carry over).
PCN DES 2023/24 Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme
The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme was introduced in England in 2019 as a key part of the government’s manifesto commitment to improve access to general practice. Through the scheme, primary care networks (PCNs) can claim reimbursement for the salaries of new roles within the multidisciplinary team, selected to meet the needs of the local population. In expanding general practice capacity, the scheme improves access for patients, supports the delivery of new services and widens the range of offers available in primary care. As workforce development managers, we are here to support PCNs to ensure they are maximising their annual budgets. For further details on ARRS roles, please click HERE
Resources & Videos
Please find useful updates, information and resources below
To support practices with this work, a selection of templates have been collated along with a recorded webinar explaining their use: https://youtu.be/L5-JfQXhdf8
Additional information can be found on the ICB’s Succession Planning website Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB – Practice Succession Planning
Your PCN Workforce Development Manager (WDM) is here to support, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions
Useful NHS Future Pages relating to Primary Care Workforce
Future NHS: Connect with colleagues in health and care; share resources, learn new skills, and collaborate on projects.
Access our support centre: Use our guides and FAQs to self-serve or contact our friendly support team
Workforce Supply https://future.nhs.uk/NationalSystemsResourcing/groupHome
Data Quality Tips
•Very important to log into the system regularly to check and update records (we recommend once per month before extraction deadline, and if anything changes)
•Check the monthly NWRS extraction reminder letter.
•Check NWRS staff table records –only received if marked “Submitted” (not “In progress”)
•Use the dashboard to check we have your staff records! What’s in the dashboard are the staff records we receive when data is extracted for publication. You can also download dashboard data (updated every week).
•The dashboard does not show PCN Contracted Services. Use the PCN publication tables (or go into the system for up-to-date information) to check all known PCN staff are recorded as such –not Contracted Services.
•All staff undertaking funded PCN roles (regardless of how many practices they work across) should be recorded against the PCN. This includes the Clinical Director and any staff funded through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).More guidance here: NWRS Support Page
Or email us at ssd.natio[email protected] (please quote “NWRS” in the subject line)
Apprenticeships are designed to help individuals develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and employers to build a workforce with future ready skills.
Apprenticeships can be used for current staff development and to recruit and develop new staff.
More information is available HERE
Public awareness campaign on different health professionals working in general practice teams
Meet our mental health practitioner – working alongside GPs to meet patients’ needs. Click HERE
Mental Health Practitioners – Understanding the role of mental health practitioners in primary care | NHS Confederation
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