Working at Scale - Masterclass

Practice Managers Association
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

‘At Scale’ provision of care, will increasingly see practices shift towards collaborative working models – formal mergers, partnerships and federations and Multi-Specialty Community Providers (MCPs) – key advantages of this approach are the ability for practices to build on their strengths, improve their reach and also share the workload. But what are the practicalities of ‘working at scale’?

Essentially, it’s about developing new ways of working that will enable you to meet the increasing challenges and demands placed on your practice. It’s about working collaboratively with other practices and other healthcare providers across the NHS – and this has evolved as a key element of the new models for general practice. The number of large-scale primary care organisations that can cover much bigger population groups than the traditional small-scale model of general practice.

Participants will gain an understanding of the demands of the Federating, merging and working at scale and the fundamental considerations around your practice in merger and partnership discussions. Different solutions will suit different practices and the people who work within them – so it’s crucial to be aware of the possibilities and opportunities that are available.

The GPFV 10 High Impact Actions will form a thread throughout the day as they represent a pivotal collection of ways to improve workload and improve care through working smarter, not harder.

What do your colleagues think?

The average feedback percentage for this masterclass is 89% – 96%

  • Facilitators knowledge, she really knew what she was talking about with practical experience
  • Engaging us in moving forward as PCNs
  • Left workshop feeling better prepared
  • Enjoyable to listen to and helpful
  • Examples given of what has worked, great facilitator
  • Duration: 2 hours

Aims & Objectives:

Learning Outcomes

  • Help practices lay the foundations for new models of integrated care
  • Understanding the delivery as part of a sustainable and high-quality NHS
  • The different options of working at scale
  • Identifying who you could collaborate with
  • How the change could affect your practice’s identity
  • Practicalities of merging – shared services & ‘back-office’ functions
  • The business considerations of merging, partnerships, federations and MCPs
  • Identifying the right services

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.

Welcome and Introduction
General Practice – Scene Setting
  • Why are we here?
  • What do we want from this session?
What is working at scale?
  • Perceptions
  • Scope
  • Benefits
Working at scale – the different models
  • Federations
  • Mergers – Super-partnerships
  • Soft Mergers
  • What is an ICS?
  • MCP
Primary Care Networks
    • The New Contract
    • Practicalities of working with other practices
    • Workforce
Action Planning
Open Discussion and Summary
Make Enquiry

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