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Birmingham Programme

Birmingham Programme – 3rd December

08.40 Registration

09.30 Chair’s opening remarks

09.40 – 10.20

Primary care networks: Exploring models of care

  • Structures and functions of PCNs.
  • Opportunities and challenges of PCNs.
  • Governance.

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, GPC Executive Team, BMA @Dr_Kasaraneni



Chair: Steve Williams, Co-Chair, Practice Management Network, Council Member, AMSPAR and NAPC


Chair: Tracy Dell, Practice Manager, Plane Trees Group Practice



10.25 – 11.05

Partnership Deeds and Declarations of Trust

  • Partnership Deeds – Risk of partnership at will and keeping partnership deed up to date.
  • Declarations of Trust – What are they and why are they needed?
  • Key property issues for Primary Care Networks.
  • Sale and leaseback (is it for you?) and leases (when and why are they needed?)

 Sponsored by 

Digital transformation in primary care

  • How we are helping the NHS to go digital.
  • Digitising medical records to release space for frontline patient care and save money.
  • EPS and eRD – the quick, easy solution – saving time and money in primary care.

Sponsored by 

Online consultations – helping Shrewsbury Road Surgery become more accessible

  • Understand how our online consultation system is helping practices to adhere to the long term plan.
  • See how introducing more options for patients has improved the accessibility of appointments at Shrewsbury Road Surgery.
  • Explore some of the benefits of the system, and how it’s helped the practice and their patients.

 Sponsored by  

11.05 – 11.45 Exhibition and networking

11.45 –12.25

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

Collaborative working at scale

  • Maximising the impact of PCNs and Federations working together for the benefit of local services.
  • Transforming community services to drive positive change for the whole care delivery system.
  • Exploiting technology and new ways of working to deliver truly patient centered services.

Mani Dhesi, Transformation Director, SDSmyhealthcare Federation

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

12.30 – 13.10

Improving capacity and patient access in primary care

  • Improving patient access and capacity in primary care.
  • Changing the way we work to ensure a sustainable workload.
  • Increasing patient satisfaction.

Dr Arfon Williams, GP, Ty Doctor

QoF and maximising income for practices

  • What is new this year?
  • What changes can your practice make to benefit most from these changes?

Dr Gavin Jamie, GP, Whalebridge Practice


Population health management – Achievements from Dorset CCG

  • Actions taken to reduce the occurrence of ill health.
  • Delivering appropriate health and care services.

Dr Karen Kirkham, GP, Assistant Clinical Chair, Dorset CCG

13.10 – 14.10 Lunch, exhibition and networking

14.10 – 14.50

Brexit and its impact on general practice and the NHS

Jean McHale, Professor of Healthcare Law, University of Birmingham

14.55 – 15.35

Regulation and inspection in 2019: New developments at the CQC

  • Changes to the way CQC regulate GP practices and the impact this will have.
  • Further proposed changes that are currently being piloted.
  • Work the CQC are doing to look at the impact of health and social care in a specific area.

Hot employment topics in primary care – 2019

  • Sickness absence management.
  • Disability discrimination.
  • Employment issues relating to Primary care networks.
  • Employment changes on the horizon.

Jog Hundle, Partner, 
Mills and Reeve LLP

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship to be confirmed

15.40 – 16.20

Wellbeing in the workplace

16.20 Close of conference

Prepared by Cogora on 09/09/2019

*Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Accredited by AMSPAR


free event for all Practice Managers, GPs, administrative staff, commissioners and all others involved in primary care business management