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Priorities for general practice - workforce wellbeing, patient access, service integration and improvement, and recovery from the pandemic

Morning, Wednesday, 9th March 2022


This conference will examine policy and funding priorities for general practice in light of the ongoing disruption stemming from the pandemic.


Key stakeholders and delegates will also discuss wider issues around GP wellbeing, patient access, and service integration.


Delegates will also assess progress made in delivering on the ambitions outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan as well as the utilisation and impact of the Winter Access Fund, which aims to increase capacity within general practice for urgent same-day care, tackle areas of inefficiency, and build transparency and accountability.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Dr Michael Dixon, National Clinical Lead, Social Prescribing, NHS England; and Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network and Chairman, College of Medicine; and Professor James Kingsland, Primary Care Physician; Independent Healthcare Advisor; and Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire.


Overall, the agenda will bring out latest thinking on priorities and key issues moving forward, including:

  • integration - implementing reforms within the Health and Care Bill and the role of primary care
  • workforce - recruitment and retention, the role of locum and other support staff, supporting mental health and wellbeing, and tackling burnout
  • primary care networks - progress in development and their role in improving local health outcomes
  • innovation and infrastructure - taking forward innovation from the pandemic and how the estate can support innovative working, tackle inefficiencies, and improve patient access going forward
  • personalised care - opportunities and challenges, the role of community services, and ways to improve the delivery of patient-centred care

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the DHSC and the DWP.



Keynote Speakers

Professor James Kingsland

Primary Care Physician; Independent Healthcare Advisor; and Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Michael Dixon

National Clinical Lead, Social Prescribing, NHS England; and Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network; and Chairman, College of Medicine

Keynote Speakers

Professor James Kingsland

Primary Care Physician; Independent Healthcare Advisor; and Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Michael Dixon

National Clinical Lead, Social Prescribing, NHS England; and Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network; and Chairman, College of Medicine

Chair

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Health

Speakers

Dr Murray Ellender

GP, Hurley Group; and CEO and Co-Founder, eConsult Health

Charlotte Augst

Chief Executive, National Voices

Dr Michelle Drage

CEO, Londonwide LMCs and Londonwide Enterprise

Phil Booth

Coordinator, medConfidential

Dr Andrew Tresidder

Clinical Lead for Resilience Hub, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group; and South West Clinical Lead, NHS Practitioner Health

Christopher King

Principal Strategic Asset Manager and Head of Open Space, NHS Property Service

Dr Claire Agathou

GP Partner, Fitzrovia Medical Centre; and Named GP for Child Safeguarding, Camden, North and Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

Felicity Cox

Accountable Officer, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group; and Executive Lead, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System

Declan Mullaney

Public Affairs Managers, Livi UK

Dr Mary-Rose Shears

GP, Seaford Medical Practice; and Primary Care Dean, Health Education England working across South London