Applications for February starters are now being accepted for a new diploma in advanced primary care management designed to give people the skills to manage primary care at scale within the NHS.
The diploma is run by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) in partnership with the Healthcare Financial Management Association and law firm Capsticks and provides a comprehensive diploma for people who are managing primary care and are becoming responsible for creating and running primary care provision at scale including – NAPC’s primary care home, new care models, GP super practices and GP or other primary care federations. The curriculum will incorporate the learning and experience of multispecialty community providers (MCPs), integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS) and primary care homes.
A pilot course, which started last month (October 2017), is full but spaces are still available for the next courses starting in February and June 2018.
Set up with NHS England funding, the diploma is tailor-made for the new landscape in primary care and designed to equip managers with the legal, financial, business and leadership skills to run larger scale services.
Offering practical and flexible learning with minimal time away from the workplace, the diploma is aimed at those responsible for setting up and running primary care homes, GP super practices, accountable care organisations (ACOs), multispecialty community providers (MCPs) and integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS).
Candidates who successfully complete the diploma will gain a total of 60 credits at postgraduate level 7. The qualification can be part of continued personal development providing a pathway to study an HFMA Higher Diploma and ultimately an MBA with BPP University.