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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: Progress so far and future vision

  • What has been achieved so far?
  • Updates on GP indemnity, practice resilience and Time for Care.
  • Delivering Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the path to Accountable Care Organisations.

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

 

Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3
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

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.

Kate Chouhan, Chair, Healthwatch Leicester

@HealthwatchLeic

Session to be confirmed (partnership disputes)

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

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, Consultant Solicitor, Direction Law

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, Birmingham LMC Freelance Rep

@Pooja_Arora1

12.15 – 12.55

Session to be confirmed (HR)

Supported by Blue Stream Academy

 

Session to be confirmed (digital technology)

Supported by Web GP

Where do I go for funding?

  • Current funding streams and their criteria.
  • Outlining future funding pots and timelines.
  • Technical requirements for continuing services.
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), Director, BW Medical Accountants

Supported by BW Medical Accountants

What can primary care learn from other industries?

  • Adhering to a standard practice.
  • Effective performance tracking.
  • Increasing efficiency.

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.

Senior representative, Breathworks CIC

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