Mainstreaming primary and acute care systems and multispecialty community providers

Sharing the learning
The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN
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About this event

The event will provide:

  • the evidence and evaluation coming out of the new care models programme of what works and what can be replicated in other areas
  • examples of specific services that are being transformed as part of new care models and the outcomes and impact for patients
  • lessons for non-vanguard areas looking to develop PACS or MCP models as part of their sustainability and transformation plan implementation.


The new care models programme launched by the Five Year Forward View has seen a lot of innovation across vanguard sites in England. The development of the primary and acute care systems (PACS) and multispecialty community provider (MCP) models has been of particular interest as localities work out different versions of integrated accountable care organisations with a focus on population health management.

Two years in, as the emphasis moves into delivery, this event will look at the lessons from the vanguards for mainstreaming MCPs and PACS and encouraging wider adoption and uptake across localities.

    Integrated care event series

    In 2017, to help those involved with the strategy, planning and implementation of new care models and better integrated care, we’re running a series of events that will look at how to overcome the barriers you’re facing, share evidence on what’s already working in the system and provide opportunities for peer to peer learning.

    This event is included in the series. When you register for this event you’ll automatically be sent a discount code that you or a colleague can use when booking on other events in the series.


    9.00am: Registration opens

    Session one: Updates on the new care models programme

    10.00am: Welcome and introduction

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

    10.10am: New care models programme: moving into delivery

    Samantha Jones, Director, New Care Models Programme, NHS England

    Louise Watson, National MCP Programme Lead, NHS England

    10.30am: Evidence emerging from evaluation of the new care models

    • Evaluation is central to the new models of care programme. It will help us understand impact, what is working and why, so that successful new models can be replicated across the NHS.
    • The New Care Models evaluation, designed and led by NHS England, is ambitious and wide ranging. National outcome indicators have been developed and are being tracked against carefully constructed counterfactuals; learning and impact studies are looking at the impact and implementation of core care model components across the vanguards; and all vanguards have been supported to commission their own evaluations and collect and report local data.
    • By presenting data and findings from each of these strands this session will tell the story of a vanguard and what we can learn about the impact it is having, what is causing this, and how changes have been implemented.

    Charles Tallack, Head of NHS Operational Research and Evaluation, NHS England

    Michael Lawrie, Senior Analytical Lead, NHS England

    10.50am: Questions and discussion

    11.10am: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

    Session two: Creating sustainable models for transformation

    11.40am: Welcome back

    11.45am: Moving towards population health systems to close the health and wellbeing gap

    • Hear about the role provider organisations are taking in making integrated population health models a success.

    Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers

    12.05pm: The Primary Care Home model

    • The primary care home model is a form of multispecialty community provider model, providing care to a defined registered population of between 30,000 and 50,000.
    • In this session you'll learn about the characterstics and benefits of the model, and how to go about implementing it.

    Dr Nav Chana, Chairman, National Association of Primary Care

    12.25pm: Questions and discussion

    12.45pm: Buffet lunch and networking

    Session three: Sharing the learning from the vanguard sites


    Delegates will break into three groups and each group will hear from PACS and MCP vanguard sites who will share:

    • the approach they have taken and how they are peforming against their expectations
    • the key changes that they have made so far and the impact these changes are having on patient outcomes and experience
    • which parts of their model they believe can be replicated successfully elsewhere.

    Session A

    • Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive, Better Care Together (Morecambe Bay Health Community) PACS
    • Peter Tinson, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG
    • Stephen Shortt, GP Clinical Lead, Principia Partners in Health (Southern Nottinghamshire) MCP

    Session B

    • Nicola Longson, Programme Director, My Life a Full Life (IOW Vanguard)
    • Anita Cameron-Smith, Head of Public Health Strategy, Isle of Wight council
    • Nik Attfield, Head of Charitable Services. Age UK Isle of Wight
    • Jane Druce, South Hampshire Vanguard: Evaluation Manager, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Session C

    • Jack Sharpe, Director of Strategy, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
    • Tim Ryley, Stockport Together Programme Director, Director of Strategy, NHS Stockport CCG

    3.00pm: Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

    Session four: Lessons from Finland on creating an integrated care system

    3.20pm: Welcome back

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

    3.25pm: Creating an integrated health and social care system in Finland

    • Established in 2009, the South Karelia District of Health and Social Services (Eksote) in Finland is leading the way in attempts across Europe to integrate care.
    • They've achieved many of the aims of the new care models programme and Martti will provide valuable insight for health and social care leaders working on integrated care projects.

    Martti Kekomarti, South Karelia, Finland

    3.55pm: Closing comments

    4.00pm: Close of conference


    Registration information


    Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is an addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card.

    Please email us if you have any queries, or call 0207 307 2409.


    Group discounts

    The following discounts are available for group bookings, when all members are attending from the same organisation. Please note all places must be booked at the same time to receive the discount, and you must email us for your promotional code, as the discount will not be automatically applied to your booking.

    10% off for 3-4 people
    15% off for 5-6 people
    20% off for 7 or more people

    Student rates

    We offer a limited number of discounted places for students who are in full-time education. To request a promotional code, please email us.


    We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places on our conferences for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event please email us.


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