Conference 2019 - All Together Now

 

The Programme

Morning

     

Afternoon

08:00 Breakfast Session

Going forward - the all encompassing GP practice

Vijay Acharya

 



12:25 Lunch and exhibition

 

09:15 Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Dr Ben Goldacre

 

13:45  Afternoon workshops

E. Working collabortively with other community based services
Paul Goulden
Andrew Ridley
Dr Hannah Theodorou
Will Tuckely

F. Supporting your workforce
Andrew Bennett
Charlotte Cooley
Julie Combes
Katherine Gerrans
Gill Rogers
Karen Storey
Graham Stretch
Rachel Taylor
Kathryn Yates

G. Digital solutions to practical practice problems
Dr Phil Koczan
Dr Elliott Singer

H. Beating the challenges: the new GP contract
Dr Michelle Drage
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni

09:25 Strategic overview and CEO welcome

Dr Michelle Drage

 

14:45 Keynote on digital solutions

Dr Sarah Jarvis

09:35 The GP contract: the bedrock for the NHS Long Term Plan

Dr Richard Vautrey

 

15:00 Panel discussion

Dr Jackie Applebee-Turner
Dr Mobashir Butt
Elliott Singer

09:55 Enabling the healthiest global city : a vision for London's health and care system'

Sir David Sloman

 

15:40 Chair's viewpoint

Dr Ben Goldacre

10:05 Keynote on transformation and collaboration

Dr Nikki Kanani

 

16:00 Summing up

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell

10:15 Keynote on workforce

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni

 

16:10 Conference closes

10:30 Panel Discussion

Yvonne Coghill
Dr Michelle Drage
Dr Nikki Kanani
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni
Sir David Sloman

 

16:15 Drinks Reception

Sponsored by Londonwide LMCs' Buying Group 

10:55 Refreshment Break

   

11:25 AM Workshops

A. How networks can work
Rebecca Dallmeyer
Dr Sayanthan Ganesaratnam
Dr Jonty Heversedge
Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell
Dr Yuvi Pattni
Cassie Williams

B. GP State of Emergency and BEAM to LMC - practical advice and support for your team
Dr Elliott Singer

C. Managing your online presence: social media usage and risk mitigation
Liz Price

D. Beating the challenges: the new GP contract
Dr Michelle Drage
Dr Krishan Kasaraneni

   
   

Meet Our Speakers

Vijay Acharya 
Breakfast Briefing Speaker

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 Vijiay is the highly reliable and respected business owenr of Charles Rippin & Turner established since 2948. Vijay's extensive experience in running a successful accounts firm offers not only accountancy services, but also offers consultancy and business advice services to clients across the medical sector; specialising in financial, business and tax services for GP surgeries, locum doctors, dentists and pharmacists.

 

Ben Goldacre
Conference Chair

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Ben Goldacre is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, doctor, academic and campaigner who specialises in unpicking scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks. He trained in medicine at Oxford and UCL, in psychiatry at the Maudsley, and in epidemiology at LSHTM. He is currently Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Director of the Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab and Chair of the HealthTech Advisory Board. His books have sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and have been published in 31 languages. His academic and policy work is in epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, where he works on better uses of routinely collected electronic health data, variation in care, access to clinical trial data, efficient trial design, and retracted papers. He has written policy papers for the UK government, founded the AllTrials campaign, and in the 2018 Queen's Honours received an MBE "For Services to Evidence in Policy".

Dr Michelle Drage
Londonwide LMCs' Keynote Speaker

ImageMichelle is the widely respected leader of London’s general practice. She is the Chief Executive of Londonwide Local Medical Committees, the UK’s largest group of LMCs, supporting 7,000 GPs and over 1250 practice teams, providing care to nine million patients in the Capital.
Michelle is an elected regional representative on the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) since 1998. She was also a member of the negotiating team between 2004-2008. Her experience and interests span from workforce to contracts to the future of primary care and she is a heady proponent of collaborative working across communities and local services, putting patients at the centre of caring.

Dr Jackie Applebee-Turner
Afternoon panel discussion

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Jackie is a GP in Tower Hamlets and Chair of Tower Hamlets LMC. She is committed to the provision of holistic, community based General Practice that aims to provide continuity of care from the cradle to the grave, which research has shown leads to better outcomes.

Andrew Bennett
Supporting your workforce

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As a Consultant Physiotherapist, Andrew has led the delivery of musculoskeletal (MSK) services within the London Borough of Sutton, collaborating closely with the local CCG and patient representatives, to optimise the quality and value of provision.  This includes leading the design of a novel single point of access triage service delivered by Physiotherapists. Successful implementation has reduced waiting times from 15 weeks to 4, optimised the recognition and management of red flag pathology, reduced investigation request rate, and reduced rate of referral to secondary care whilst ensuring high conversion to intervention. The model has been presented nationally and internationally.  He has also modernised the Physiotherapy service with regard to clinical governance and delivery of evidence informed rehabilitation.

Andrew is also part of the South West London Health and Care Partnership Clinical Senate, and the Musculoskeletal Reference Group. He is leading the development of an integrated capability framework for clinicians working in a MSK triage capacity across the region, as well as engaging in work groups exploring ways to optimise the management of persistent pain. 

He is also co-chair of the UK Consultants group hosted by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and involved in ongoing work developing both advanced practice and consultant roles at a national level.   

Andrew has extensive postgraduate training achieving a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, and an MSc in Advanced MSK Physiotherapy. He is also an Independent Prescriber. He completed his Advanced Practice capabilities whilst working at Bart’s Health. In his Consultant role he manages a complex cohort of patients including those presenting with red flag symptoms, who have polymorbidity, who present with persistent symptoms despite assessment and management from multiple clinicians, or who have complex rehabilitative goals. This necessitates working closely with Radiology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedic and Pain Management services. He enjoys maximising patient outcomes through integrating traditional Physiotherapy skills related to rehab, reasoning and communication with those viewed as extended in scope;  such as non-medical prescribing,  injecting, correlating investigation results and signposting to other services.

Andrew teaches, examines and presents widely at undergraduate and post level both within Physiotherapy and across other health care specialities. He is actively involved in research with regard to hypermobility, non-medical prescribing and cauda equine syndrome, and recently provided a clinicians input to the newly published NIHR Moving Forward document which summates leading research related to MSK physiotherapy.

Dr Mobasher Butt
Afternoon panel discussion

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Mobasher provides clinical leadership for babylon’s AI products and services globally. He is a practicing GP with extensive clinical experience in the UK and overseas, with expertise in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. He has led mobile health research on a global scale for the World Health Organisation and has previously worked as Clinical Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer of England and as the Quality Improvement lead for the British Medical Journal.

Yvonne Coghill CBE
Morning panel discussion

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Yvonne commenced nurse training at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1977, qualified as a general nurse in 1980 and then went on to qualify in mental health nursing and health visiting. In 1986 she secured her first NHS management job and has since held a number of operational and strategic leadership posts.
Yvonne is currently the Director – WRES Implementation in NHS England, She has been voted by colleagues in the NHS as one of the top 50 most inspirational women, one of the top 50 most inspirational nurse leaders and one of the top 50 BME pioneers. Yvonne was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in 2010. In 2018 Yvonne was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing, a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list, an honorary fellowship from Kings College University, honorary doctorates from The Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Universities and has become the Deputy President of the RCN.

Julie Combes
Supporting your workforce

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 Julie works for Health Education England within a role that supports, advises and collaborates with all NHS Trusts across North London.  Julie started working in the NHS back in 2000; she began her NHS career as a paediatric nurse, going on to become an intensive care nurse.  She has been involved in workforce education and training in the NHS since 2010, when she worked at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, and in 2014 Julie started working at University College London Hospital’s as associate director of clinical education. Julie also has much experience in quality improvement and service redesign from a workflow and process architecture perspective, giving greater insight into the methods required to deliver service change. She is acutely aware of the importance of combining service redesign with workforce transformation; Julie believes we must engage the workforce and patients in the creation of new models of care, so we can create a productive health care environment concentrating on the patients’ needs and creating a motivated and effective workforce. She strives to lead by creating a positive, collaborative culture through the development of a system that supports the workforce to achieve their potential.

Charlotte Cooley
Supporting your workforce

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Charlotte Cooley is registered General Practice nurse, qualifying  in 1999.   She started working within primary care  by chance after only a year in secondary care, and has never looked back. She loves the opportunities and career that General Practice Nursing has provided, and is committed to helping other primary care staff to realise their potential. She has worked across General Practice, walk-in centres and out of hours providers across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and London, and now holds a portfolio career across Camden and Islington. She works as lead practice nurse in one of the largest practices in Camden, as CCG Governing Body Nurse and more recently as lead nurse for Islington GP federation. Charlotte is also a NursingNowEngland Ambassador and has been promoting General Practice Nursing as a first destination career within local schools. She is committed to supporting the nursing workforce in primary care to achieve the most out of their careers, and has been supporting the development and education of the workforce across Camden for the last five years. She set up and administrates the North Central London Capital Nurse GPN Leads Group and works closely with her counterparts to ensure that education and development opportunities reach the nursing teams in practice to develop and retain the primary care workforce.  Nationally she is a member of the Senior Women's Influencer Group, working on Building Leadership for Inclusion with NHS Leadership Academy.

Rebecca Dallmeyer
How networks can work

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Rebecca has been working in Southwark since 1992 as a Pharmacist and as a senior manager across both Primary and Secondary care.

Rebecca is committed to develop primary care, building on and embracing local skills and talent to ensure it is the heart of healthcare in North Southwark.

Karen Evans
Supporting your workforce

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 Karen Evans is Registered Learning Disability Nurse, she currently works as Practice Educator for the North Central London, Community Education Provider Networks and as Nurse Lead for Islington GP Federation. In both roles she supports pre and post registration nurse training and development in the primary, community and social care settings for nurses and health care assistants. As well as encouraging nurses into primary and community nursing roles and to give student nurses the opportunity to experience the full range of health care settings. A focus of this support over the last year has been the introduction of preceptorship for new nurses working in general practice settings. To facilitate this Karen worked with colleagues in Inner East London Superhub to develop guidance and resources as well a series of sessions to support the preceptorship in local primary, community and social care settings based on standards set by Capital Nurse. The aim of preceptorship is to support new nurses settle into their respective clinical areas and build the competence and confidence of nurses to be safe, autonomous professionals. 

Dr Sayanthan Ganesaratnam
How networks can work

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Dr Sayanthan Ganesaratnam MBBS BSc. MRCGP has worked as a GP in Merton for the last 11 years. Sayanthan graduated from Royal Free & University College London Medical School in 2002 undertaking his GP training on the St Georges VTS Scheme.

He is a GP Principal, Trainer and South London Appraiser. He has previously worked in commissioning as a Clinical Director with Merton CCG (2015); more recently moving into the provider setting working as a Divisional Medical Director for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (2016) and Medical Director with the Merton GP Federation (2018) in a hybrid role to drive the clinical transformation agenda in Merton.

 He is also chair of East Merton Primary Care Home (EMPCH) which he has lead since 2017, one of the first PCH's in South West London and an example of a primary care network. Through his practice's work with EMPCH and other PCNs, his own GP practice received a CQC outstanding rating (the only practice in SWL with this rating), and all Merton Practices are now aligned to PCNs with several new programmes underway including digital first primary care access, the Merton Pharmacist Programme, Diabetes and forthcoming enhanced support for care homes.

 Sy is genuinely enthused about the new 2019 network contract, the opportunities they will offer practices through working collaboratively with each other, key partners, patients and at scale.

Katherine Gerrans
Supporting your workforce

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 Katherine is currently the workforce programme lead for the Health & Care Closer to Home programme in North Central London (North London Partners) as well as the Haringey & Islington ‘Wellbeing Partnership’. Having originally trained in both adult and paediatric nursing, she brought a wealth of practical experience to her role in general practice after a career break.

She has 16 years’ experience of General Practice Nursing, across North London, including 4 years as a clinical mentor (2008-2012) and 4 years as a Governing Body Member for Tower Hamlets CCG (2011-2015).

More recently, she has worked as the Lead Nurse, Quality and Workforce manager for Haringey CCG’s Primary Care Development Team, gaining experience in managing a number of workforce, education and training projects while completing her Masters in Professional Practice (Workforce Development) at Middlesex University.

She is a strong advocate for all forms of community nursing, becoming a Queen’s Nurse in 2017 and working with many of the ‘Capital Nurse’ programmes. However, she also has significant experience working with the education and training of the wider workforce, particularly through her involvement with the Haringey & Islington CEPN (now called ‘Training Hubs’) and is keen to facilitate development of multidisciplinary teams in the emerging Primary Care Networks.

Paul Goulden
Working collaboratively with other community based services

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After studying politics and international relations at university, Paul worked as an accountant and ran a buffet on a steam railway before moving in to political campaigning and fundraising for ten years. He joined Age Concern Bromley (as it was then) as Business Manager in 2005. Whilst there he completed a Master’s degree in Voluntary Sector Management at Cass Business School and in 2009 Paul took on the job of Chief Executive of Age UK Bexley. Paul has been our Chief Executive since November 2016.

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell
How networks can work

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Lisa is Deputy Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs and has worked as a GP in Essex for the past 13 years. Lisa is also a trustee, and volunteer GP, for Doctors of the World UK. Lisa undertook her pre-clinical studies and intercalated degree, ’Disease, Society and Sexuality’ at Cambridge University, and graduated with her primary medical qualification from Oxford University. Lisa has considerable clinical leadership experience at both strategic and operational levels. She has clinical commissioning experience, having held the posts of Clinical Commissioning Group Chairman and Senior Clinical Lead. She was also a Primary Care Trust GP Director of Commissioning and has worked as a national clinical lead contracted by NHS England. Lisa has extensive experience of LMCs having represented sessional doctors on her local LMC since 2010, and held the posts of Board Director and Medical Director at Essex LMCs.

Dr Jonty Hevearsedge
How networks can work

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Jonty has been a GP in South East London since he qualified from the University of London nearly 20 years ago. He is passionate about general practice, the value it brings to the health and social care system, and the need to ensure that we have a high quality, sustainable primary care service at the heart of the new models of care currently emerging across London. Jonty currently works as a sessional GP, having been a partner in a GP practice in Southwark until 4 years ago when he became Chair of the CCG. He became involved in the commissioning of local health services in Southwark 7 years ago, since that time he has become increasingly interested in the wider health and care system, and transforming the services that local people receive in South East London. Jonty has recently been appointed as the Medical Director for Primary Care and Digital Transformation in London. He sees information and technology as key enablers of system transformation and is excited about the opportunity this new role offers to support the development of integrated and continuously learning health and care systems across the Capital.

Dr Sarah Jarvis
Digital transformation: threat or opportunity?

Sarah trained at Cambridge (1980-1983) and Oxford (1983-1986) universities and became a partner in an inner city general practice in 1990. She is the resident doctor for BBC Radio 2 and the One Show on BBC One, as well as appearing regularly on Good Morning Britain, ITN Lunchtime News, LBC and Radio 5 live. She is the resident doctor to Good Housekeeping and other UK consumer magazines and has been a regular contributor to a variety of medical journals. In 2017 she became clinical director of the Patient Platform Limited. This includes the website Patient.info, which provides patient health education to over 250 million people a year worldwide. As part of her role, she has developed an online triage tool for use in the NHS, and oversees all clinical aspects of the patient online service Patient Access. Dr Jarvis is past chair of the Health Care Committee of HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, and is a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the alcohol charity Drinkaware. She has also authored Diabetes for Dummies (now in its third edition), Pregnancy for Dummies, Children's Health for Dummies, Women's Health for Life and The Welcome Visitor, a book on the ethics of dying co-authored with the broadcaster John Humphrys. Sarah was appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours list in December 2017 for services to general practice and public understanding of health.

Dr Nikki Kanani
Keynote on transformation and collaboration

ImageDr Nikki Kanani is a GP in south-east London and is currently Acting Director of Primary Care for NHSE England. Prior to joining NHS England as Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care, she was Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models of care, highly engaged clinical, patient and public leadership and is passionate about supporting primary care, improving service provision and population wellbeing. She is a member of The King's Fund General Advisory Council and holds a MSc in health care commissioning. With her sister she co-founded STEMMsisters, a social enterprise supporting young people to study science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. She has two young children.

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni
Beating the challenges: the new GP contract

Krishna graduated from University of Leicester Medical School in 2005 and completed all his postgraduate training in Yorkshire. He currently works as a GP in Sheffield and as the Medical Director of Humberside LMCs. He. He has been a member of the British Medical Association’s GPs Committee (GPC) since 2011 and has previously served as the chair of the GP trainees’ subcommittee and the education, training and workforce subcommittee before joining GPC England’s executive team in 2017. He is passionate about workforce which led him to draft the GPC's workforce strategy. This spurred on the various national workforce initiatives, initially as part of NHS England’s 10-point plan; and the subsequent initiatives in the following years. He previously served as the Chair of the BMA’s Equality and Diversity Committee (2013-2016); and during his tenure worked on raising the profile of women in medical leadership and differential attainment in progression in medicine. He was also appointed as the Ambassador for Foundation for Medical Research by the BMA in 2017 to raise awareness of the importance of medical research in clinical practice and was elected to represent Yorkshire at the BMA council (2018-2022).

Dr Phil Koczan
Digital Solutions to practical practice problems

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Dr Koczan has been a GP in Chingford North East London for over 25 years having succeeded to a single handed practice. The practice now looks after 15,000 patients over two sites. He is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a member of their Health Informatics Group. He is also a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.
He has a long interest in Medical informatics and is the CCIO for Digital Interoperability for NHS England (London Region). He also has a role with the national Primary Care Digital Transformation Team as Digital Clinical Champion for London. He has an interest in Clinical Safety and is a Clinical Advisor to the PRSB (Professional Record Standards Body).
His particular interest is around bringing data together from different care settings to support patient care and quality improvement.

Dr Yuri Pattni
How networks can work

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Liz Price
Managing your online presence: social media usage and risk mitigation

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Liz graduated in Psychology in 1994 and worked as a practice business manager across two practices in Glasgow before joining MDDUS in 2000. Since joining MDDUS, she has completed an MSc in Occupational Psychology with a special interest in individuals and team dynamics, and has worked extensively with members and their teams across the UK to help them understand and manage clinical and operational risk.

Andrew Ridley
Working collaboratively with other community based services

Andrew joined the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust as Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Central London Community Healthcare Trust is a large stand-alone community NHS Trust, with 4,000 staff delivering services to adults and children across ten London Boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Prior to joining Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust Andrew was Regional Director for NHS England's South of England region.

From 2012 to 2014 as the Managing Director of North East London Commissioning Support Unit, Andrew led a team helping commissioners to improve services, and whilst at the CSU he was seconded nationally to be Programme Director for the Better Care Fund, leading a team drawn from NHS England, the Department of Health, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Local Government Association. This role focused on helping local areas further develop their plans for integrating care.

He held a variety of senior positions in NHS Tower Hamlets, including Director of Primary Care from 2005 and acting Chief Executive in 2011. During this period, primary care in the East End of London was transformed, with significant performance improvement and investment.   Andrew has also worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and at the Terrence Higgins Trust.

 He completed his MBA in 2002, and undertook a Harkness Fellowship at New York City Department of Health, studying managed care systems.

Gill Rogers
Supporting your workforce

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Gill is a consultant and facilitator in both the private and public sector. She specialises in bringing teams together to improve outcomes through working with individuals. She is passionate about improving individuals’ potential to deliver high quality care through education and exposure to different ways of working, through learning from others.

Gill likes to support professionals to be the best that they can be through reflection, learning from others, realising their value through evaluation/ feedback and through high quality education. She has been passionate about raising the standards of education and training in much of her work. She is passionate about human factors and works with Risky Business Events www.riskybusiness.events to deliver high impact conferences that have a lasting positive impact on people and their practice.

More recently Gill has been working with a client on improving processes within GP practices. This has involved multidisciplinary teams as well as voluntary sector colleagues. She has used a number of techniques to deliver this programme: - action learning sets, one to one coaching, education and training, audit and evaluation. The programme has been working closely voluntary sector colleagues to co-design support for services. Gill is also working on a London regional project for Capital Nurse developing initiatives to develop the primary care nursing workforce and growing GPN Leaders in a complex setting. She is passionate about gathering evidence of good practice and sharing this as well as supporting individual leaders and aspiring leaders to share their good practice. She is working on helping groups of leaders realise their potential and enhance the impact that they have on their stakeholders and peers. .

Dr Elliott Singer
GP State of Emergency and Beam to LMC- practical advice and support for your team

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Dr Singer has worked for Londonwide LMCs GP support team for the past 4 years and has been the Medical Director for the North East London sector for the past two years. He has been a GP principal for 15 years in a large partnership in Chingford East London. Dr Singer has previously held positions as the Medical Directors for the GPLHCC in Waltham Forest, a VTS programme director and an Associate Director for London Deanery.

Sir David Sloman
Enabling the healthiest global city : a vision for London’s health and care system 

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Sir David is Group Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, having joined the Royal Free Hampstead Trust in 2009. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and before that he was Chief Executive of NHS Haringey. He has spent his career in healthcare management, most of it in the NHS, although he worked for a number of years in the private healthcare sector. Sir David is a board member of UCL Partners and is a member of the London Health and Care Strategic Partnership Board. Sir David was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year’s honours list in recognition of his services to the NHS.

Karen Storey
Supporting your workforce

ImageKaren is the National Primary Care Nursing Lead in NHS England leading on the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan to support recruitment, retention and return of the nursing workforce in general practice. Prior to this she was primary care lead nurse (workforce) at Health Education England West Midlands leading on Training Hubs. She has held previous positions as Primary Care Nurse Facilitator in a CCG, and Clinical Lead Nurse for an NHS Walk – In Centre. She has a background as a General Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber and an MSc in Health Studies. Karen has held various national roles to develop the HEE GPN career framework, nurse lead on the HEE primary care workforce commission ‘The future of primary care creating teams for tomorrow’, HEE national general practice nursing workforce plan ‘Recognise, Reform, Rethink’. Karen’s role as associate lecturer in the Faculty of Applied Health Care Research University of Birmingham has included visits to primary care in Denmark, Netherlands and China. She has a particular interest in growing nursing leadership in primary care, and has developed a shared leadership programme for primary care known as ‘Triumvirate leadership’. Karen is a Queen’s Nurse and is a graduate of the QNI Executive Nurse Leaders Programme. She is currently involved in writing a book entitled ‘collaboration in primary care’.

Graham Stretch
Supporting your workforce

ImageGraham is the Vice-President of the Primary Care Pharmacy Association, a professional organisation supporting over 3000 primary care pharmacy professionals with leadership, education and peer support. The organization have produced a comprehensive guide, together with the Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal Pharmaceutical Society, for GPs and managers wishing to engage pharmacists (link: pcpa.co/guide).

Graham is a General Practice / Care Home Pharmacist and Chief Pharmacist of Argyle Health Group in West London, leading a pharmacy team supporting multiple general practices and nursing homes with clinical services, medication and prescription management.

Graham has led Ealing GP Federation’s successful bid for NHS England funding for practice pharmacists in both the phase one and two programs. He supported the development of the Clinical Pharmacist in GP program at both NHS England and Centre for Pharmacy Post Graduate Education.

Rachel Taylor
Supporting your workforce

Rachel currently works for Health Education England, supporting clinical workforce transformation through collaboration with employers and staff, education providers and learners and patients and carers. Rachel is a nurse and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute hospital care, community care and the hospice sector. Prior to joining HEE, Rachel was a consultant nurse at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and ran a national service for people with/at risk of inherited neurological conditions. Rachel is committed to supporting the continued development of the workforce in order to deliver the best possible care for all.

Dr Hannah Theodorou
Working collaboratively with other community based services

Dr Hannah Theodorou is a First5 GP working in North East London. She is an Associate Medical Director at Londonwide LMCs where she supports GPs and practices in NW London. She also volunteers with Doctors of the World UK as a Trustee and in their East London Clinic, helping refugees and migrants with their unmet healthcare needs.

Will Tuckley
Working collaboratively with other community based services

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Will joined Tower Hamlets Council in October 2015 from the London Borough of Bexley where he had been Chief Executive since 2008.

Previously, Deputy Chief Executive in Croydon, Will helped deliver the first new tramway in London for decades.

Will has been the Chair of a large housing association, led the London Serious Youth Violence Board and was responsible for the alcohol theme for the Mayor’s London Health Improvement Board.

Between 2013 and 2016 he chaired the London Chief Executives Group. Since then he has been the lead London Chief Executive for health and chairs the London Health Devolution Programme Board, co-Chairs the London Health & Care Strategic Partnership Group and advises the London Health Board and LGA.
Will was educated at a comprehensive school near Oxford, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and University College London. He also represents London Councils on the Board of the London Marathon.
He is married with three daughters, lives in Lewisham and supports Charlton Athletic. In 2012 he returned to playing football after a break of two decades.

Richard Vautrey
The GP contract: the bedrock for the NHS Long Term Plan 

Dr Richard Vautrey is both the chair of the BMA’s GP committee in England and chair of GPC UK. He was elected to these roles in 2017 after having been a member of the GPC executive team since 2004.

He has represented GPs in Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield on the GPC since 2001. He is also a nationally elected member of BMA Council.

He is a GP partner in a practice in Leeds and the assistant secretary of Leeds LMC.

Cassie Williams
How networks can work

Cassie is the Chief Executive of the Haringey GP Federation, Federated4Health, having moved a year ago from leading on Primary Care for the CCG.  She started her career as a Speech and Language Therapist and then worked in the voluntary sector. She returned to the NHS a decade ago and have worked in Provider Quality Improvement before Commissioning. 

She is passionate about building strong and sustainable General Practice. She believes collaboration is key to this. “We have started a journey developing GP and integrated networks, and are committed to together delivering better patient outcomes and experience and happy General Practice staff.”

Kathryn Yates
Supporting your workforce

ImageKathryn leads a team at Londonwide LMCs who are responsible for workforce, running training programmes and engaging with nurses, practice managers and other roles within the practice team. She is a nurse, health visitor and nurse teacher and has worked across London in a variety of positions within health, education and social care. Kathryn is currently an honorary lecturer and the Governing Body Nurse member for Kingston CCG and Richmond CCG and a board member for Kingston CEPN. Kathryn’s other roles include being a clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant. She was formerly a lead for practice learning at Kingston and St George’s University of London, before taking her previous post as professional lead for primary, community and integrated care at the Royal College of Nursing.

Thank you to all our platform and workshop speakers for their support in making this conference possible.