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Birmingham Programme

Programme

08:40 – 09:20 Registration and networking
09:20 – 09:30 Chair’s opening remarks
09:30 – 10:10

General Practice Forward View: What has been achieved so far?

  • Progress in implementing the General Practice Forward View. 
  • The commonest pitfalls for practice.

Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development, NHS England

@robertvarnam

 

Stream 1
Chair: Jan Harley-Doyle, Founder, LifeStyle Options®, Professional Development Specialist and Coach

Stream 2
Chair: Dr Gavin Ralston, Chair, Birmingham CrossCity CCG and GPC Negotiator

Stream 3
Chair: Steve Williams, Co-chair, Practice Management Network, Council Member, AMSPAR 

10:15 – 10:55 Practical HR, through the eyes of the practice

  • Performance management – managing the good, bad or indifferent employees and ensuring you get it right!
  • Change management – whether it’s change you choose, change due to funding cuts or surgery hours – how do you handle staff correctly?
  • Busting the HR myths – you’ve read it, you’ve heard of it… but how true is it?

Ali Moran, Employment Law Specialist

@avensure

Supported by Avensure

How to get the most out of patient participation groups: More than just a box tick exercise

  • Recognising the value of an active PPG in helping to meet targets and objectives.
  • Improving bilateral communication.
  • Using PPGs to build stronger links with your community.

Karen Chouhan, Chair, Healthwatch Leicester

@HealthwatchLeic

Key surgery premises issues and resolving common practice premises related disputes

  • ETTF and other funding opportunities.
  • New surgery developments and leases (including sale and leaseback).
  • Landlord and tenant, and other, premises disputes, including between partners.

Sam Hopkins, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Daniel Kirk, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

@capsticksllp

Supported by Capsticks

10:55 – 11:30 Coffee, exhibition and networking
11:30 – 12:10

When recruitment gets tough, the tough get recruiting

  • Making your practice more attractive to trainees and recruits.
  • Upskilling and maximising contribution from current staff.
  • Creating a training culture.

Gareth Williams, Practice Manager, Park Avenue Medical Centre

Online consultations in practice

  • What we mean by ‘online consultations’.
  • Linking patients to their own NHS GP.
  • Real examples of success in practice.

Dr Murray Ellender, GP, Hurley Group, CEO, eConsult

Supported by eConsult

New Models of Care: Vision and progress 

  • Explaining the different models – federations, super partnerships, hubs and MCPs.
  • How the General Practice Forward View encourages working at scale.
  • How could this improve patient care?

Dr Pooja Arora, Portfolio GP, BMA General Practitioners Committee

@Pooja_Arora1

12:15 – 12:55

Quality Improvement in general practice: Going beyond compliance

  • Meaning of Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance and how these can be implemented into practice.
  • Tools and techniques to improve clinical effectiveness, governance and practice performance.
  • Reducing waste and optimising patient outcomes. 

Lee Panter, Director of Business Development, Inspira Health, Managing Partner, Maassarani Group of General Practice

Supported by Blue Stream Academy

 

New IR35 rules:  What GP practices need to know

  • Explaining the changes to IR35 legislation
  • Criteria for assessment – self-employed or employed?
  • Implications for your practice. 

Hugo Barton, Director, HealthCare Law


Michael Morter,
 Private Client Tax Manager, Price Bailey

@_healthcarelaw

Creating a digital eco-system in general practice

  • The use of online and digital solutions to create new ways of working.
  • Creating patient experiences that meet the increasing expectations created in the consumer world.
  • Putting primary care at the heart of a digital economy.

Phil Brown, Operations Director, Egton

@newsfromegton

Supported by Egton

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and exhibition
14:00 – 14:40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Experience from the front line

Join us for a keynote seminar which will look at how to motivate teams, tips for effective leadership and performance coaching.

“Brilliant! What a surprise to have someone like Mandy at the event. Some key leadership messages in there – delivered in a different way” –  Delegate, Management in Practice Newcastle 2017

Mandy Hickson, Motivational speaker and former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot

 

14:45 – 15:25

NHS pensions changes workshop: Are you sleepwalking into oblivion?

  • NHS pension changes.
  • Tax demands.
  • NHS pension scheme – is it worth it?

Kevin Walker, Independent Financial Adviser (NHS Pension Expert) and Director, BW Medical Accountants

Supported by BW Medical Accountants

What can primary care learn from other industries

  • Leadership for a consumer-focused culture.
  • Visual process and data analysis.
  • Continually improve and innovate.

Alan Clark, Leadership, Management and Quality Coach, Key Business Improvement

@SimplyManageGuy

Are you prepared for the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation?

  • What does this mean for you, and what about Brexit?
  • Who and what the GDPR applies to.
  • Demonstrating good data protection.

Paul Couldrey, Lead Consultant, PCIG Consultancy

@paulcouldrey

15:25 – 15:50

Coffee, exhibition and networking

15:50 – 16:30

When time management isn’t enough: Using mindfulness as a tool to manage stress

  • Effects of prolonged exposure to stress and benefits of mindfulness.
  • Coping techniques.
  • Incorporating mindfulness into your day-to-day role.

Sally Cherry, Mindfulness Teacher, Breathworks

To receive more information by email, please send us your details to events@cogora.com.

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