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Please note this is the June 2019 agenda to give you a taste of what will be covered at future events.

08.40 Registration
09.20 Chair’s opening remarks
09.30 – 10.10

The NHS Long Term Plan and it’s implication for primary care

  • Have we time in primary care for a LTP – what could we be doing now?
  • The rise of the provider in policy making.
  • Representation of a diverse group of independent practitioners.

Dr Tracey Vell MBE, Clinical Director, Health Innovation Manchester, Associate Lead Primary and Community Care, GMHSCP



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


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

10.15 – 10.55

Key legal issues relating to GP surgery premises

  • ETTF and other funding opportunities.
  • New surgery developments and leases (including sale and leaseback).
  • Avoiding property disputes.

Dan Kirk, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP
Lisa Geary, Partner, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

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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.

Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP, Clinical Director,
Mira Rajan,
Practice Manager, Shrewsbury Road Surgery
@DrSarahJarvis @newsfromegton 

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10.55 – 11.30 Exhibition and networking


– 12.10

How to decrease stress levels among GPs within a practice

  • Recognising and managing GP burnout.
  • Healthy distribution of workload and duties.
  • Managing vexatious complaints.

Dr Deen Mirza, GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training


Working together to manage workload, coordinate services and remain sustainable – Calderdale Group Practice

  • Quick wins – more than just a buying group. How we used our time effectively, shared the workload and saved money.
  • Practice Managers taking the lead – our approach to standardising, streamlining and creating efficiencies in a supportive way to drive positive change.
  • Reducing the clinicians’ admin burden – setting up a correspondence management hub with NHSE General Practice Resilience Programme funding.

Tracy Dell, Practice Manager, Plane Trees Group Practice
Liz Coulson, 
Practice Manager, Southowram Surgery

12.15 – 12.55

Understanding and accommodating different GP personality types

  • Fast/assertive GPs versus slow/soft GPs.
  • Managing pathological doctor-patient co-dependency.
  • Dealing with the salaried/partner divide.

Dr Deen Mirza, GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training

The future practice: Bespoke financial and legal opportunities and your new responsibilities

  • Maximising your take home pay via tax and pension opportunities.
  • Different organisation structures for primary care and incorporating your practice.
  • Tax efficient investments.

Yasin Muminovic, Director, AMS Accounts Medical Limited
Ebrahim Sidat, Managing Director, AMS Accounts Medical Limited

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12.55 – 13.55 Lunch, exhibition and networking
13.55 – 14.35

Responding to GP performance concerns – an overview

  • What constitutes a concern.
  • Understanding Performers List Regulations and maintaining high professional standards.
  • Who is involved in the management of concerns.

Manda Copage, Senior Adviser Primary Care, Practitioner Performance Advice Service, NHS Resolution


The GP shortage; Making the most of those we have

  • How technology can work harder for you.
  • Tips to finding and filling vacant sessions.
  • How to build a successful staff bank, for all members of the practice team and beyond.

Dr Ben Herring, GP Locum & Primary Care Lead, Locum’s Nest

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14.40 – 15.20

General practice is changing – the new GP contract explained

  • What are PCNs and what’s the point?
  • Pros and cons of PCNs.
  • Example of how PCNs could work with integrated care organisation in Manchester.

Dr Sohail Munshi, GP, Chief Medical Officer, Manchester Local Care Organisation

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.

Ian Jeavons, Inspection Manager – Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care – Greater Manchester, Care Quality Commission
Christopher Robinson, Inspection Manager, CQC

15.20 – 15.45

Exhibition and networking

15.45 – 16.25

Staying well in medicine – reflections for GPs and Practice Managers

  • Dr Ahmed Kazmi is as concerned about the health of his colleagues as he is the health of patients.
  • He contends, with burn out and job dissatisfaction nearing endemic levels in NHS staff, it is imperative to discuss and nurture self care in staff.
  • In this light hearted and pragmatic talk, he will present some straightforward tips for staying well at work and renewing a healthier approach to work life balance.

Dr Ahmed Kazmi, GP,  Dermatology Specialist Doctor

16.25 Close of conference

Prepared by Cogora on 07/05/2019

*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