The Primary Care Development Centre (PCDC) is a resource hub supplying advice and support on organisational, workforce, leadership and service development through free access to training, mentoring, facilitation and the pooling and sharing of educational and business intelligence and skills. It is a not for profit, community focused organisation, supported by NHS commissioners but given free rein to work with GP practices and their staff to meet their personal and organisational development needs in innovative ways.
Through our client LMC we designed a logo and prospectus for the PCDC when it was first set up in April 2014. Our latest project for the PCDC was to produce a ‘Practice Survival Guide’ for GPs and primary care providers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands and beyond.
The guide provides essential information, hints and tips and references for more in-depth information resources. It is a compendium of common sense advice garnered from a plethora of experts in the respective fields, all of whom are linked by their association with the PCDC. It contains some really interesting articles that GP’s and primary care providers will find very useful to help them with understanding procurement, bidding for contracts, saving money, sharing services, preparing for CQC inspections and much more helpful advice.
Our task was to showcase the vast information in an interesting and engaging manner, making it easy to read and follow for its readers. The guide also contains further reading sources so we introduced the use of QR codes to ensure its readers had direct access to the additional information.