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LMC offering fully funded places on practice management training scheme

by Rachel Carter
30 September 2020

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Aspiring practice managers can apply for a fully funded place on the Londonwide LMCs’ general practice management training programme.

The umbrella organisation’s programme, accredited by the RCGP, offers training for practice managers who are new or returning to general practice, or those aspiring to become a practice manager.

The programme will run over an eight-month period and includes both face-to-face and e-learning, although the in-person element will be delivered via Zoom during Covid-19, the body said.

It includes 11 online modules, covering topics such as managing people, practice finances, regulation and compliance, clinical governance and safeguarding, premises, and service delivery.

The course is taught by experienced practice managers and participants will also be expected to complete a practice-based competency document and a 3000-word written reflective project.

Kathryn Yates, director of primary Care nursing and workforce, training and innovation at Londonwide LMCs, said: ‘General practice management continues to widen, encompassing more complexity than ever before and including specialisms within the role of the practice manager. This requires us to support practice managers and the whole practice team in order to meet these on-going challenges.

She added: ‘In recent months practices have been working flat-out to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and we in turn have designed and adapted our professional development and training so the whole General Practice Management Training Programme can be delivered virtually, while retaining our well-evaluated, online blended learning programme.

‘The course content is informed by practice managers and subject experts in the field,  and we continue to be informed by contemporary issues that practice managers raise when seeking our support, for example regulation, finances and premises.’

The programme is open to practice managers from across England, but the funded places are only for those working in the 27 London boroughs covered by Londonwide LMCs. Applicants should apply by 30 October.