The future of primary care conference

Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund, London

About this event

Highlights from this conference

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP on primary care reform

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The Secretary of State for Health set out plans to focus on the care of frail older people over the next year, providing them with a named GP, who will be empowered to take responsibility for their care.

Watch highlights from Jeremy Hunt's speech

Mike Bewick: Primary care transformation

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Mike Bewick looks at the challenges currently facing primary care in England, including unacceptable variations in care, oversupply and undersupply in the health workforce, and the impact of an ageing population.

See the slideshow by Mike Bewick

Rob Reid: Redesigning primary care

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Rob Reid, Senior Investigator at Group Health Research Institute, explains the journey taken by Group Health in support of integrated primary care.

Watch the slideshow by Rob Reid

You can see the tweets from the day on our Storify channel.

Breakfast seminar: The quest for integrated health and social care

Before the main sessions, we introduced our review of the Canterbury, New Zealand Health system, with a video link from David Meates, Chief Executive, Canterbury District Health Board, and a response from Mike Bewick, NHS England.

About this event

High-quality primary care produces healthier populations at lower costs. To meet the challenges involved in commissioning and providing care primary care must embrace new models that will support the delivery of high quality, personalised and integrated care.

This one-day conference, for leaders of GP provider organisations, gave delegates the opportunity to hear about new models of primary care that are delivering better care for patients.

Programme

Breakfast session

Introduction and welcome
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

  • Review of the Canterbury Health System
    Nick Timmins, Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King’s Fund
  • Response to the review
    David Meates, Chief Executive, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand 
    Dr Mike Bewick, Regional Medical Director, North, and Deputy Medical Director, England, NHS England 
  • Discussion

Session one: Redesigning general practice and community services

Welcome and introduction
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

  • Primary care transformation: what for and why
    Dr Mike Bewick, Regional Medical Director, North, and Deputy Medical Director, England, NHS England
  • Medical Home: an advanced model of primary care, making the most of modern knowledge and technology 
    Dr Robert Reid, Senior Investigator, Group Health Associate Medical Director for Research Translation, Group Health Research Institute

Session two: New models of primary care

Designing more effective organisations

Plenary A
Chair: Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow, The King's Fund

  • An holistic approach to health and healthcare: better serving patients and communities
    Dr Sam Everington, Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Putting the patient first: delivering high quality, specialised care
    Radek Przypis, General Manager, My Medyk Dental & Medical Centre
  • Questions and discussion

Delivering better care for patients

Plenary B
Chair: Dr Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership Development, The King’s Fund

  • Goal orientated care: from chronic disease management to participatory patient management
    Professor Jan de Maeseneer, Chair of the European Forum for Primary Care, Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Creating person centred approaches to long-term condition management: a primary care cordination approach
    Dr Niti Pall, Director and Chair, Pathfinder Healthcare Developments cic and Senior Clinical Lead, NHS Alliance
  • Questions and discussion

Session three: New models of primary care

Designing better services

Plenary A
Chair: Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund

  • Expanding and transforming services: meeting increasing demands in primary care
    Sarb Basi, Chief Operating Officer, Vitality Partnership
  • A new business model for primary care: Cumbria’s ‘Common Platform’ approach
    Dr Hugh Reeve, GP Partner, Nutwood Surgery and Chair, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Questions and discussion

Practical  solutions to improving care delivery

Plenary B
Chair: Dr Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership Development, The King’s Fund

  • Back to first principles: developing sustainable primary care for the future
    Jill Matthews, Head of Public Health and Primary Care, NHS England (Midlands and East) 
    Dr Judith Smith, Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust
  • How a GP telephone call is transforming access and continuity 
    Harry Longman, Chief Executive, Patient Access 
    Dr Steve Laitner, GP, Parkbury House St Albans and Clinical Director, Patient Access
  • Questions and discussion

Session four: The future of primary care

Welcome back
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

  • A review of the evidence: organisational and contractual options for the future of integrated primary care
    Dr Rachael Addicott, Senior Research Fellow, The King’ s Fund 
  • Keynote address:
    Championing the patient: government’s plans for supporting primary care reform
    Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health 
  • Questions and discussion

Speakers

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Secretary of State for Health

Jeremy Hunt was appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012. He was elected as MP for South West Surrey in May 2005.

In May 2010 Jeremy was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. He was formerly Shadow Culture Secretary 2007 to 2010 and Shadow Minister for Disabled People 2005 to 2007.

David Meates

Chief Executive,

Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand

David Meates is Chief Executive of the Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards and is responsible for health services for more than 550,000 New Zealanders. He leads more than 9,500 direct employees and thousands more NGO health sector workers contracted by the DHB .

He is a big picture thinker and has particular skills in leading change, and motivating and mobilising others to be part of the transformation. David is passionate about health and what’s possible when people grasp the vision and work collectively for the greater good. The achievements of the Canterbury Health System are testimony to his leadership.

Originally from Canterbury, David has worked in both the private and public sectors, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has also led and been involved in a number of national groups ranging from workforce negotiations to CEO alliances. Recent experiences in Canterbury have shown David is adept at managing large teams through a crisis and developing and implementing robust recovery plans.

Dr Mike Bewick

Regional Medical Director, North, and Deputy Medical Director, England,  NHS England

Mike Bewick joined NHS England from NHS Cumbria, where he had been PCT Medical Director since 2008. His new role includes being the SRO for revalidation, strategic lead for primary care and oversight of specialised commissioning.

Mike has worked in both the acute and primary health care sectors, having worked in medical oncology until 1987, when he moved into general practice and became a GP in Egremont in, West Cumbria. He has been the leading catalyst for fostering strong local GP leadership. 

Mike led the review process around children’s heart surgery in Leeds and chaired two of the Keogh reviews in the North of England.

Prof Chris Ham

Chief Executive, The King’ s Fund

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Dr Robert Reid

Senior Investigator, Group Health Associate Medical Director for Research Translation, Group Health Research Institute

Nigel Edwards

Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund

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Dr Sam Everington

Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

Sam Everington is a general practitioner in the East End of London’s Bromley by Bow Centre. The Centre is used as a model for ‘healthy living centres’ and NHS Lift premises. It was formally designated by government as a ‘healthy living centre’ in 2000, achieving Beacon status in 2001, and in 2003 it was designated by government as a national ‘children’s centre’. The Centre recognises the holistic approach to health and health care and the importance of education, the environment, arts and employment. It includes more than 100 projects and social enterprises including complementary therapies, art studios, a nursery, community care projects, landscape and graphic design, public art and a community café. It is a unique partnership between the private, public and voluntary sector, the community and patients. The GP partnership now runs three surgeries, including a walk-in centre, and is the largest practice in Tower Hamlets. Sam is a director of Community Health Partnerships (NHS Lift) and is Chair of Tower Hamlet NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. He is also a qualified barrister and a member of BMA Council. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care and, in 2006, the International Award of Excellence in Health Care.

Radek Przypis

General Manager, My Medyk Dental & Medical Centre

Dr Nicola Walsh

Assistant Director, Leadership Development, The King’ s Fund

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Professor Jan de Maeseneer

Chair of the European Forum for Primary Care,

Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium

Jan De Maeseneer graduated in medicine in 1977 from Ghent University, Belgium. Since 1978, he has been working part-time as a family physician in the community health centre Botermarkt in Ledeberg, a deprived area of Ghent. In 1981, he joined the Department of Family Medicine at Ghent University as a part-time assistant and in 1991 became chair of the department. In 2008, he became the vice-dean for strategic planning at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

His research focuses on epidemiology of general practice; functioning of GPs; prescription behaviour; medical decision-making; medical education; health systems research; equity in health care; telematics in health care; health outcomes; and health and poverty.

In May 2013 Jan became a member of the European Commission’s expert panel on effective ways of investing in health.

Dr Niti Pall

Senior Clinical Lead, NHS Alliance

Niti Pall works as a doctor in a thriving inner city practice. She was a trustee of Diabetes UK for seven years and is now on the board of the International Diabetes Fderation. Niti was an adviser to the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, leading on all the planned care patient pathways. 

She was also an Associate Director at the Department of Health and adviser to NHS Global. She is a member of the NHS Future Forum advising the senior leadership at the Department of Health and the Secretary of State on NHS policy. Niti chairs Pathfinder Healthcare Developments, a community interest company, and has developed a business case to roll out primary health care to India. She also is an executive member of the NHS Alliance and a clinical commissioning champion for the organisation.

Sarb Basi

Chief Operating Officer, Vitality Partnership

Sarb Basi was born and brought up in Smethwick and the inner city areas of Birmingham, attending local schools and colleges. His qualifications include a BA (Hons) in economics and a Master’s in social sciences (health care policy and management) from the University of Birmingham. 

Sarb has spent most of his working life in the NHS, working in Sunderland and extensively across the West Midlands. He has experience of working in a variety of roles including finance, contracting and planning, commissioning and primary care in acute and community trusts, FHSAs, health authorities, primary care groups and a teaching primary care trust.

Sarb has spent the past four years working in the commercial sector on transforming the general practice sector. He has set up two ‘super partnerships’ and was the driving force behind a new commercial business supporting GPs with their business development requirements.

He joined the Vitality Partnership in December 2012 as chief operating officer and has set out a five-year strategic business plan to develop the very first large-scale integrated care organisation based on general practice in Birmingham.

Dr Hugh Reeve

GP Partner, Nutwood Surgery and Chair, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group

Hugh Reeve is the Chair of NHS Cumbria clinical commissioning group (CCG) and a GP Partner at Nutwood Surgery in Grange-over-Sands. He believes the most important contribution that CCGs can make over the next few years is to be system leaders for the transformation of primary, community and social care, and in particular of general practice. 

Until 2006 Hugh was Medical Director and PEC Chair at Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust. He started GP life by combining academia and inner city general practice in Manchester for seven years. He then moved to Stockport in 1983 where he was Medical Director in the health authority for two years, after which he returned to general practice in a Manchester overspill estate in north Stockport. He moved to the Lake District in 2001.

He has previously been involved in GP education, leading clinical governance in Stockport, and as a performance assessor with the Healthcare Commission and the General Medical Council.

Jill Matthews

Head of Public Health and Primary Care, NHS England (Midlands and East)

Dr Judith Smith

Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust

Judith Smith is an experienced and widely published health services researcher and policy analyst. Before joining the Nuffield Trust in February 2009, she spent 14 years working at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, where she was Senior Lecturer and Director of Research and Academic Director of the NHS Management Training Scheme. Prior to that, Judith was a senior manager in the NHS.

At the Nuffield Trust, she leads a team whose research focuses on the quest for better integrated care, the role and potential of physician organisations, the development of commissioning in the NHS, and the search for health system efficiency in the economic downturn.

Judith has a first degree in Modern Languages, an MBA from the Open University Business School and a PhD in health policy and management from the University of Birmingham.

She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Judith's other roles include being a member of the board of the UK Health Services Research Network; chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Commission on Models of Care; and a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health Expert Group on Performance and Incentives.

Judith was also an expert advisor on NHS organisation and commissioning to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.

Harry Longman

Chief Executive, Patient Acccess

Dr Steve Laitner

GP, Parkbury House St Albans and Clinical Director, Patient Access

Dr Rachael Addicott

Senior Research Fellow, The King’ s Fund

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