The Primary Care Conference: The frontline of the seven day NHS
“The current state of general practice is pushing GPs to their limit and having a serious impact on their physical and mental health.” - Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners
A 2016 study by the mental health charity Mind revealed that 88% of primary care workers find their job stressful. As the largest branch of British medicine, GPs are on the frontline of an NHS struggling to cope with an aging population with increasingly complex care needs.
As Jeremy Hunt pushes ahead with plans for a seven day NHS, experts have raised concerns that an already stretched primary care sector will not be able to take the strain. The GP Forward View, published in April 2016, sets out ambitious proposals to boost recruitment, invest in technology and create GP practices that are fit for purpose.
Join us for The Primary Care Conference where leading experts from across the health sector will provide unique insights into the challenges and opportunities posed by the proposed changes to the NHS and what this means for your practice.
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|Dr Umesh Prabhu||Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust|
|Dr Tracey J Vell-G.P||Chief Executive LMC-Assoc. Lead for primary and community care GMHSCP|
|Tracey Grainger||Head of Digital Primary Care Development, NHS England|
|Dr Sohail Munshi||Chair of Manchester Primary Care Partnership|
|Professor Jim Parle||Professor of Primary Care, Institute for Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham.|
|Professor Richard Byng||Plymouth University, Primary Care Group and PenCLAHRC|
|Dr James Kingsland OBE||President of the National Association of Primary Care|
|Chris Buckingham||Regional Director – North, BMI Healthcare|
- Benefit from insights into developments in NHS policy and learn how these changes could impact on the future of primary care
- Have your questions answered by leading experts in primary care and clinical commissioning
- Explore our exhibitions space, talk to suppliers and be the first to see the latest technology, software and support services which are helping GPs deliver a better patient experience
- Connect with other high quality delegates from across primary care and discuss potential solutions to shared problems
- Plan ahead and anticipate what changes to health policy could mean for your practice
The Primary Care Conference boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the primary care sector and across the NHS. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Expect speakers to cover a wide variety of topics including:
Meeting growing need: By 2033, the Royal College of Physicians predicts there will be 3.2 million people aged 85 and older in the UK, presenting a massive challenge to primary care workers in the NHS. In addition to this, the NHS Five Year Forward View stresses the need from primary care to play a more active role in early intervention, prevention and improving general public health. What changes need to be made on order to meet these challenges?
Seven day NHS: In 2015, the Royal College of General Practitioners gave tentative support to the Government’s proposals for a seven day a week NHS, arguing the concept could work “where it is practicable and where there is a clear demand”. The body highlighted that 60% of GP surgeries already offer some form of extended hours service and that out of hours GP services are available at any time. Experts have called for an extra £750 million a year up to 2020 in order to achieve the Government’s aim. Is a seven day NHS a realistic prospect in primary care and how can it be made into a reality?
The GP Forward View: The GPFV is a five year programme of improvements and investment designed to drive up standards and re-structure the primary care sector to meet changing levels of need. This will include £2.4 billion a year by 2020/21 to expand GP services, £206 million to recruit new doctors and practice nurses and £16 million to help staff who are suffering from stress and over work. As part of the health devolution deal for Greater Manchester, the region has been allocated a separate transformation fund to spend on improving primary care. What impact will the forward view have on primary care and how can GPs make the most of the support?
Impact of Clinical Commissioning Groups: A 2015 report by the King’s Fund found that 26% of GPs without a formal CCG role felt negative about the move to co-commissioning. A further 43% remain neutral while they wait to discover what the long term impact of the policy will be. Despite this mixed response, CCGs will have a key role to play when it comes to implementing the reforms set out in the GP Forward View. What impact have CCGs had on primary care so far and how will they help shape the future of the sector?
Technology and infrastructure: Public satisfaction with general practice remains comparatively high, but an increasing number of patients have reported difficulty securing appointments and accessing services. The NHS has offered greater support to help GPs introduce smartphone apps and make better use of phone, email and webcam consultations. Similar investments are planned for infrastructure and programmes to pool resources and share services. How can investment in technology and infrastructure make services more efficient and improve patient satisfaction?
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Tracey Grainger, Head of Digital Primary Care Development, NHS England
Technology Transformation in the NHS
Dr Tracey J Vell-G.P-Chief Executive LMC-Assoc. Lead for primary and community care GMHSCP
New Models of care – the reality for general practice
Refreshments and Networking Break
Dr James Kingsland OBE, President of the National Association of Primary Care
Lisa Jelly, Head of NHS Services, The Integrated Care Clinics
Physiotherapy service within general practice, reducing demand on GP’s, prescribed medication and streamlining patient journeys.
Lunch & Networking
Dr Sohail Munshi, Chair of Manchester Primary Care Partnership
Hear about how GPs can work at scale and pace to not only deliver services but influence healthcare and future accountable care organisations.
Seminar A - Convatec
Kris Ward – Healthcare Development Manager - Market Access – Ostomy
Chris Henderson – Senior Product Manager, Advanced Wound Care
An overview of innovative approaches adopted across ostomy and wound care to support and facilitate the provision of sustainable and integrated patient care across the NHS
Ed Gammans, Sales Director & Stuart Wilson, National Sales Manager
AF Screening During Blood Pressure Measurement
Refreshments & Comfort Break
Professor Jim Parle, Professor of Primary Care, Institute for Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham.
‘Physician Associates: how they can help us in general practice’
Case Study by BMI Healthcare
Chris Buckingham, Regional Director – North, BMI Healthcare
Primary Care: how partnering with local independent healthcare providers can help to meet the growing demands on the NHS
Professor Richard Byng, Plymouth University, Primary Care Group and PenCLAHRC
The Dual Imperatives
Closing Remarks from Chair
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
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- Understand the implication of both the NHS Five Year Forward View and the General Practice Forward view and how they will shape the future of primary care
- Develop strategies to prevent GP surgeries from being overwhelmed by demographic changes
- Anticipate the challenges of a seven day NHS and what it will mean for your GP surgery
- Assess the ongoing impact of Clinical Commissioning Groups
- How new technologies can be used to make surgeries more efficient
Who should attend?
General practitioners, integration leads, heads of commissioning, heads of adult social care, long term condition leads, directors of public health and community services, heads of service development, ccg chief officers, chairs, commissioning project managers, heads of commissioning, primary care and clinical leads, strategic commissioners, chief finance officers, directors of public health, general practitioner consortiums and will be drawn from clinical commissioning groups (CCGS), health and wellbeing boards, local authorities, and the voluntary and private sectors.