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23, April, 2020

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Event Overview

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

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.

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.

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?
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.

Speaker enquiries

Blythe Corner
Programme Manager

+44 (0)20 7214 0633