Westminster Health Forum

The future for general practice in England

Morning, Thursday, 7th December 2017

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD


This seminar will be an opportunity to assess the future for general practice in England.

Delegates will discuss the progress on implementing NHS England’s General Practice Forward View, and key issues for general practice in the context of NHS England’s Next steps on the Five Year Forward View - including the potential impact of £2.4bn increased funding by 2020/21, the goal to increase GP numbers by 5,000 by 2020, the £30m Time to Care Programme to help reduce GP workload, and the GP Career Plus Scheme in 10 sites across the country to support the retention of doctors.

Further sessions will focus on the increasing role of mergers, federations and hubs in general practice, the impact of delivering Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and new models of care on general practice - as well as the priorities for developing fit-for-purpose premises as noted in the NHS Property and Estates: Naylor review, which includes plans to invest £900m in practices and enable NHS England to fund up to 100 percent of the costs for premises developments.

Guest of Honour

Dr Arvind Madan

Director of Primary Care, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Dr Arvind Madan

Director of Primary Care, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Dr Michael Dixon

National Clinical Champion for Social Prescribing, NHS England and Chair, College of Medicine

Natasha Curry

Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust

Dr Clare Gerada

Medical Director, NHS Practitioner Health Programme and Council Member, BMA

Dr John Ribchester

Senior and Executive Partner, Whitstable Medical Practice and Clinical Lead and Chair, Encompass MCP Vanguard

Ian Biggs

Programme Director, Primary Care Workforce and Infrastructure Programme, NHS England

Dr Nav Chana

Chair, National Association of Primary Care


Dr Paul Williams MP

Member, Health Select Committee

Rt Hon the Lord Naseby


Dr Crystal Oldman

Chief Executive, The Queen's Nursing Institute

Dr Robert Hendry

Medical Director, Medical Protection Society

Jacob Lant

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Healthwatch England

Jo Cullen

Director of Primary and Urgent Care, Group Director, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Professor Claire Anderson

Member, Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board and Professor of Social Pharmacy, Head of Division of Pharmacy Practice & Policy, University of Nottingham