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22, September, 2020

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Event Overview

Cogora, the organiser of Management in Practice events, has made the decision that Management in Practice Bristol, scheduled to take place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, on 23rd April 2020 will be postponed following the escalation of Coronavirus.

We are working closely with the venue to rearrange the event – please save the date for Tuesday 22nd September 2020. This is the current date we are looking to reschedule to, and we will confirm this with you as soon as possible.

I hope you can appreciate that it is a very busy time for us, so we ask that you refrain from telephoning us and instead send any urgent queries in an email to Our team will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


Brand new for 2020, Management in Practice Bristol is a one day, free-to-attend conference designed specifically for Practice Managers, GP Partners, Administration teams, and those involved in running GP surgeries, federations, PCNs and other primary care medical services.

Comprised of a multi-stream agenda, an exhibition featuring leading suppliers and service providers, as well as dedicated networking time and the chance to put your questions to the experts, this event will support you and your team when it comes to providing the best possible patient care alondside running a successful business.

Topics that will be covered include HR, finance, technology, staff wellbeing, and legal issues.

Limited free tickets are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


How to get there

Bristol Temple Meads station is less than 1 mile away from the hotel. Buses and taxis are available and will take no longer than 15 minutes to reach the venue

We do not recommend arriving by bus.

Leave the M4 at junction 19 and take the M32 to Bristol city centre. At the traffic lights where the motorway ends, turn left, then take the third exit at the roundabout and bear right. At the next set of lights, turn left into Broad Weir, pass the NCP car park and turn right into Newgate Street leading into Wine Street. As the road veers to the left, turn right into Broad Street where the hotel is on your right. Parking is available at the hotel however it is on a first come first served basis.


Stream 1

8:40 am

Registration and exhibition open

9:30 am

Chair’s opening remarks

9:40 am

Primary care networks update: Practical opportunities and challenges

  • What opportunities have presented?
  • How have different PCNs overcome challenges?
  • Success stories and lessons so far
Professor James Kingsland OBE,Senior Partner, St Hilary Group Practice, Former President, National Association of Primary Care, Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
10:20 am

Finance issues and business strategy for GP practice in 2020 & beyond

  • The impact of the new 2020/21 NHS contract on GP practice finances.
  • The latest financial considerations and potential pitfalls for PCNs.
  • Thinking about your GP practice as a business – strategies to modernise the sector – budgeting, structures and future proofing.
Rob Glentworth,Associate Director, Moore Scarrott Healthcare Chris Clark,Associate Director, Moore Scarrott Healthcare

Sponsored by:

11:00 am

Exhibition, networking and refreshments

11:45 am

Digital staff-banks and collaboration; The solution to the locum challenge?

  • How to build and grow a successful staff bank, for all members of the primary care team.
  • Digital solution for organising locum shift.
  • Tips to filling vacant sessions.
Dr Ben Herring,GP Locum & Primary Care Lead, Locum’s Nest

Sponsored by:

12:25 am

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
1:05 pm

Exhibition, networking and complimentary lunch

2:05 pm

Hot employment topics in primary care

  • Sickness absence management.
  • Disability discrimination.
  • Employment issues related to Primary Care Networks.
  • Employment changes on the horizon.
2:45 pm

Regulation and inspection in 2020: New developments at the CQC

  • Changes to the way the 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.
3:25 pm

Conference ends

*Please note, this is a draft programme, and subject to change. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this conference. This may include pharmaceutical companies. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

Dr Gavin Jamie

Dr Gavin Jamie

GP, Whalebridge Practice

Dr Ben Herring

Dr Ben Herring

GP Locum & Primary Care Lead, Locum’s Nest

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Associate Director, Moore Scarrott Healthcare

Chris has two decades’ experience in the accountancy profession and has vast experience dealing with all aspects of partnership and company accounts and taxation, but has spent the last ten years dealing solely with the medical profession. He launched Moore Scarrott Healthcare in 2019 and advises GP practices and individual doctors on all aspects of their accountancy and tax requirements, with particular interests in the NHS pension scheme and how GP practices and primary care networks can be structured to best meet the needs of the future.        

Rob Glentworth

Rob Glentworth

Associate Director, Moore Scarrott Healthcare

Rob has spent his whole accountancy career dealing with the medical profession and spent twelve years at a traditional specialist medical accountancy firm before launching Moore Scarrott Healthcare in 2019. He advises GP practices and individual doctors on all aspects of their accountancy and tax affairs and how to make the most of changes in the NHS financial landscape, with a particular interest in dispensing practices and VAT, as well as the financial aspects surrounding primary care networks.

Professor James Kingsland OBE

Professor James Kingsland OBE

Senior Partner, St Hilary Group Practice, Former President, National Association of Primary Care, Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire

James is the Senior Partner in a nationally renowned, award winning General Practice in the North West of England and an honorary clinical professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire.

Unique as a practicing clinician who is also a policy advisor, educator, writer, presenter, speaker and broadcaster.

He is the co-creator of possibly the largest reform programme for primary care provision in generation, the Primary Care Home, which has led to the development of Primary Care Networks nationally in England.

He has twice served as a government advisor at the English Department of Health and has also held advisory positions with the NICE, CQC and NHSI.

James has also served on the Board of 3 different hospitals in the NW of England over a 12 year period.

He was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee New Year Honours’ List for services to Medicine and to Healthcare.

Currently he is the longest serving BBC radio doctor.