Westminster Health Forum

The future for general practice in England: collaboration, workforce and service redesign

Morning, Thursday, 20th September 2018

Central London


This seminar will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the future for general practice in England.

Delegates will discuss what further measures can be taken to improve recruitment and retention rates - in light of Government targets to increase GP numbers by 5,000 by 2020 - including the progress of schemes such as the International GP Recruitment Programme, which aims to recruit 2,000 overseas doctors over the next three years - and with concerns about declining GP numbers and the impact of visa policy on applications.

Those attending will consider what more might be done to tackle the rising cost of GP indemnity, following the Secretary of State’s announcement of plans to develop a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs - as well as the impact of professional regulation reform, with the conference expected to follow the Department of Health and Social Care’s response to its consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation.

The seminar also comes as an independent review into the GP partnership model is announced - which will look at how the partnership model needs to evolve, with continued benefits for both GPs and patients.

Further planned sessions examine key measures from the new GP contract - including next steps for completing the roll out of the Electronic Prescription Service and the full implementation of the e-Referral Service.

Guest of Honour

Dr Arvind Madan

Director of Primary Care and Deputy Medical Director, NHS England

Guest of Honour

Dr Arvind Madan

Director of Primary Care and Deputy Medical Director, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Dr Clare Gerada

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

Professor Martin Marshall

Vice Chair, External Affairs, RCGP

Professor Dame Donna Kinnair

Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice, Royal College of Nursing

Dr Christine Tomkins

Chief Executive, Medical Defence Union


Dr Michelle Drage

Chief Executive, Londonwide LMCs

Jonathan Murphy

Chief Executive Officer, Assura and Chair, Healthcare Committee, British Property Federation

Dr Bob Kirk

Deputy Postgraduate Dean, Primary Care, Health Education England

Dr Rebecca Rosen

Senior Fellow, Nuffield Trust

Neil Tester

Deputy Director, Healthwatch England

James Roach

Programme Director, Integrated Care, West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group