Primary care networks: delivering integrated services at a neighbourhood level

This content relates to the following topics:

In January 2019 the NHS long-term plan included the ambition for every practice in England to be part of a local primary care network by the end of 2018/19. Over the past few years many practices have already been working together and with other local organisations to provide joined-up services covering primary, community, mental health, social care, and pharmacy. 

At this event we will look at how primary care networks are developing, the national support as they grow, and some of the places that are already exploring these ways of working together, examining how they are working and the impact they are having on the way services are delivered in neighbourhoods.

See the full programme

Group discounts available - book now

Sponsorship

Engage with leaders and decision-makers from across the health and care sector by sponsoring or exhibiting at this event. To find out more, please email Danielle Roche or call her on 020 7307 2482 to discuss the opportunities available. 

Thumbnail

Thumbnail

Thumbnail

Speakers

Thumbnail

Dr Nigel Watson MBE

GP and Independent Chair, GP Partnership Review, Department of Health and Social Care

Thumbnail

Helen Stokes-Lampard

Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Thumbnail

Beccy Baird

Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

Thumbnail

Vince Barry

Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Health, New Zealand

Thumbnail

Nav Chana

Chair, National Association of Primary Care

Thumbnail

Dr Nina Pearson

Chair, NHS Luton CCG and GP Lead, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System

Thumbnail

Dr Kath Jones

Clinical Director, North and West Highland, NHS Highland

Thumbnail

Dr Charlotte Canniff

Clinical Chair, NHS North West Surrey CCG

Dr Ned Naylor

Acting Director, Primary Care Provider Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Thumbnail

Dr Keith Ridge CBE

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England

Exhibitors

Thumbnail

Programme

8.45-10.00am

Registration opens, exhibition and networking

10.00-11.30am

Session one: What are primary care networks?

10.00amWelcome and introduction

Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

10.10amWhat are primary care networks?

Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

10.30amWhat do primary care networks mean for general practice?

  • Ask the panel your questions about primary care networks and how they will work in practice. 

Nav Chana, Chair, National Association of Primary Care 
Ned Naylor, Acting Director, Primary Care Provider Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement 
Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Nigel Watson MBE, GP and Independent Chair, GP Partnership Review, Department of Health and Social Care

Panel discussion

12.00-1.15pm

Session two: Exploring new roles in primary care networks

12.00pmWelcome and introduction

Dr Rebecca Rosen, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust

12.05pmIncorporating clinical pharmacists into primary care networks

Dr Keith Ridge CBE, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England
  • Hear about the plans to recruit clinical pharmacists into primary care networks and the role they can play in medication reviews, reducing inappropriate use of antibiotics, and supporting a person‑centred approach to safe, effective medicines use.

12.20pmThe role of the social prescribing link worker in primary care

Speaker to be announced soon

2.15-3.15pm

Breakout A: Surrey Heartlands: a focus on mental health provision within primary care networks

2.15pmWelcome and introduction

12.20pmSurrey Heartlands

  • Hear how Surrey Heartlands ICS is approaching primary care networks and learn about their mental health PCN pilot.
  • This new mental health pilot is building on the PCN model and will include new roles as well as links with established services. The team will include mental health practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, peer support workers, psychiatry in-put, IAPT and the voluntary sector.
  • The aim is that people presenting with mental health needs in primary care find access and seeking help a positive experience and get the support they need. The model is being co-designed with stakeholders including people who use services and their carers.

Dr Charlotte Canniff, Clinical Chair, North West Surrey CCG 
Dr Julia Chase, Clinical lead, Mental Health Workstream, North West Surrey CCG 
Nikki Mallinder, Associate Director of Primary Care, North West Surrey CCG 
 

Breakout B: Learning from Scotland: Quality improvement clusters

2.15pmWelcome and introduction

2.20pmQuality improvement clusters

Dr Kath Jones, Clinical Director, North & West Highland, NHS Highland
  • GP Clusters are typically groups of between five to eight GP practices in a close geographical location whose aim is to encourage GPs to take part in quality improvement activity with their peers and contribute to the oversight and development of their local healthcare system.
  • Discover the learning from the model in Scotland for working closely in networks across practices and other local organisations.

Breakout C: Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS – a focus on older frail patients

2.15pmWelcome and introduction

Stephanie Kumpunen, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust

2.20pmBedford, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS

Dr Nina Pearson, Chair, NHS Luton CCG and GP Lead, BLMK Integrated Care System
  • Hear about the approach that Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) ICS have taken to developing their primary care networks to provide a unified approach to support people living locally.
  • Learn about the way in which the frailty register and other data is being used to tailor care to the individual needs of older frail people. 
  • In Luton, community multi-disciplinary teams meet to review patients three times a week (hospital geriatricians, ambulance, community & mental health and social care staff) and have daily safety huddles problem-solve live issues to intervene in the most appropriate way. 

Breakout D: Connected Care Wakefield – a focus on new roles in primary care

2.15pmWelcome and introduction

2.15pmConnected Care Wakefield

More details to be announced soon

3.35-4.30pm

Closing plenary: Learning from other countries

3.35pmWelcome and introduction

Anna Charles, Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO, The King’s Fund

3.40pmIn conversation with Vince Barry

Vince Barry, Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Health, New Zealand 
Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King’s Fund

4.30pmClose of conference

Contact us

Booking enquiries
Email Annie Vuong
or call 020 7307 2409

Programme enquiries
Email Caroline Viac
or call 020 7307 2481

Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries
Email Chris Lazenby
or call 020 7307 2490

Register now

Please note, discounts will not be automatically applied to your booking. Please email us for the relevant promotional code. 

Group discounts

10 per cent discount for 3-4 people.
15 per cent discount for 5-6 people.
20 per cent discount for 7 or more people.

Student discounts

Receive 50 per cent off if you're a student in full-time education. 

Bursaries for patients and carers

We offer a limited number of bursary (free) places for our conferences. These are reserved for patients and carers. To apply for a bursary for this event, please send us an email.

Can I pay by invoice? 

Yes. Please select your tickets and once you're through to the registration form, you can amend the 'payment method' from credit card to 'pay by invoice'. Please note, there is a £20 surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card