Conference-2020

 

Please note timings and session titles are subject to change.

 

0830-0920

Breakfast session A – Optimising your practice’s finances, Vijay Acharya, Principal, Charles Rippin and Turner

 

Breakfast session B – PCNs: the art of negotiation to reduce conflict and get 'it' done together, Paul Morrissey, Xytal Associate and Global Business Director at Open Health

 

0930

Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Dr Zoe Williams, Conference Chair, GP and broadcaster

 

0940

Strategic overview and CEO welcome

Dr Michelle Drage, CEO, Londonwide LMCs

 

0950

Keynote on transformation and collaboration

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

 

1005

Keynote on people and the profession

Dr Clare Gerada, Clinical Chair, NHS Assembly

 

1020

Keynote on patients and access

Dr Tom Coffey, Health Advisor, London Mayor

 

1035

Panel discussion

Charlotte Augst, CEO, National Voices

Dr Tom Coffey, Health Advisor, London Mayor

Dr Michelle Drage, CEO, Londonwide LMCs

Dr Clare Gerada, Clinical Chair, NHS Assembly

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

 

1110

Keynote on the patient story

Robert Shaw, Patient

 

1120

Refreshments

 

1145

AM workshops

Please note that whilst workshop topics are agreed, actual workshop titles are subject to change.

 

A) PCNs: where are we at? - this workshop is fully booked

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, Deputy CEO, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Jane Betts, Director of Primary Care Strategy, Londonwide LMCs

Greg Cairns, Director of Primary Care Strategy, Londonwide LMCs

Dr Rishi Chopra, GP and Clinical Director, Regent Health PCN

Dr Farzana Hussain, GP and Clinical Director, Newham Central 1 PCN

Dr Penelope Jarrett, GP and Clinical Director, The Fiveways PCN

Dr Sachin Patel, GP and Clinical Director, Stadium Harness PCN

 

B) The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

Kathryn Yates, Director of Primary Care Nursing and WTI, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Sedina Agama, Chief Pharmacist, Merton CCG

Nicola Akehurst, Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Lead, Royal Free London Foundation Trust, Barnet Hospital

Tripti Chakraborty, Senior Physician Associate, Lecturer, St. George's University of London

Hala Danoon, Senior Pharmacist, Morden Hall Practice

Georgette Eaton, Clinical Practice Development Manager – Advanced Paramedic Practitioner Urgent Care, London Ambulance Service

Raj Gill, Senior Physician Associate and Partner, Swiss Cottage Surgery

Soumia Gillam, Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Islington GP Group Ltd

Mat Holbrook, Paramedic, London Ambulance Service

Christiana Melam, CEO, National Association of Link Workers

Rashida Pickford, Musculoskeletal First Contact, Consultant Physiotherapist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

 

C) Accessible primary healthcare

Dr Hannah Theodorou, Associate Medical Director, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Dr Yusuf Ciftci, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Doctors of the World Safer Surgeries

Dr Rita Dayoub, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Doctors of the World Safer Surgeries

Vicky Ferlia, Director of GP Support Services, Londonwide LMCs

 

D) GP State of Emergency (GPSOE)

Dr Elliott Singer, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

 

1245

Lunch

 

1400

PM workshops

Please note that whilst workshop topics are agreed, actual workshop titles are subject to change

 

A) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Providers (ICPs): the Londonwide picture

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, Deputy CEO, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Dr Neville Purssell, GP and Chair, Central London CCG

Dr Josephine Sauvage, GP and Chair, Islington CCG

 

B) Supporting the sessional workforce

Dr Hannah Theodorou, Associate Medical Director, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Dr Ben Molyneux, Chair, Sessional General Practitioners Committee, BMA

Dr Manpreet Bains, First5 Lead, Royal College of General Practitioners North and West London Faculty

 

C) Strength in numbers/patient power

Dr Julie Sharman, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Charlotte Augst, CEO, National Voices

Dr Jenny Darkwah, GP, The Hoxton Surgery

Dr Clare Gerada, Clinical Chair, NHS Assembly

 

D) Data protection: a guide to data sharing agreements

Paul Tomlinson, Director of Resources, Londonwide LMCs (Chair)

Nicola Kirwan-Williams, Head of Data and Business Resources, Londonwide LMCs

 

1500

Welcome to the afternoon plenary from the Chair

Dr Zoe Williams, Conference Chair, GP and broadcaster

 

1515

Keynote on transformation and collaboration

Sir David Sloman, London Regional Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement

 

1530

Keynote on people and the profession

Dr Henrietta Hughes, National Guardian for the NHS, National Guardian’s Office

 

1545

Keynote on patients and access

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive, Turning Point

 

1600

Panel discussion

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive, Turning Point

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, Deputy CEO, Londonwide LMCs

Dr Henrietta Hughes, National Guardian for the NHS, National Guardian’s Office

Christiana Melam, CEO, National Association of Link Workers

Sir David Sloman, London Regional Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement

 

1635

Summing up

Dr Michelle Drage, CEO, Londonwide LMCs

 

1645

Conference closes

 

 

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

DR Zoe Williams MBB DRCOG MRCGP
Conference Chair

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Dr Zoe graduated from Medical school in 2007, with recognition for high achievement. She has gained experience in many specialist fields within medicine including A&E, Cardiology, Respiratory and Acute medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She currently practices as an NHS General Practitioner in London. Her specialist interests include preventative medicine, sports medicine and tackling chronic health thorough lifestyle measures such as healthy eating and physical activity. She is clinical lead of Public Health England’s GP clinical champion network and also leads on work to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle with The Royal College of General Practitioners. Zoe is one of the resident Doctors on ITV’s This Morning. She also frequently features as a presenter/ expert on the BBC’s Horizon and Trust Me I’m a Doctor. She specializes in debunking the confusing world of medicine, in a fun and entertaining way. As a GP she is fluent in all subjects relating to health, and is respected within the medical world as an expert in the fields of physical activity, obesity and lifestyle.

Dr Michelle Drage MBBS FRCGP
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 1,250 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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE
Afternoon panel discussion

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Victor is the CEO of Turning Point, a social enterprise providing health and social care interventions to approximately 100,000 people on an annual basis. He is a Non-Executive Director of the              Co-Operative Group, Collaborate CIC, Nuffield Health, Visionable and Leadership in Mind. He is also the Chair of Social Enterprise UK. Victor served for six years as a Non-Executive Director on the board of NHS England. He has chaired a number of commission reports into: policing; employment; mental health; housing and fairness for The London Fairness Commission; the Metropolitan Police; and for central and local government. He was awarded a CBE for services to the unemployed and homeless people, and became a crossbench peer in 2001. Victor is a visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln; an honorary member of the Institute of Psychiatry; President of The International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry and a Governor at The London School of Economics.

Dr Clare Gerada
Morning panel discussion

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Clare had just passed her 28 year milestone working in the same GP practice in South London. She began working there having first trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital (where incidentally she met her husband, Simon Wessely). Clare has worked at the interface between mental health and primary care ever since with a special interest in the care of substance misusers, the homeless and current mentally ill doctors. For the last decade she has led the largest physician health service in Europe and, to date, the service has had over 5,000 doctors and dentists with mental illness present to the service. Clare led the Royal College of General Practitioners between 2011-2013, only the second woman in its history to be at its head. Clare trained in group analysis, obtaining the diploma in Group Analysis in 2014. She uses her experience from this field to help understand why doctors are so unhappy. Clare is proud that, other than when on annual leave, she is still a frontline GP and even does her fair share of out-of-hours work. In 2019, Clare was elected the Co-Chair of the NHS Assembly.

Professor Marin Marshll
Morning panel discussion

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Martin is Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP in Newham, East London. He is also Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health. Previously he was Programme Director for Population Health and Primary Care at UCL Partners (2014-2019), Director of Research & Development at the Health Foundation (2007-2012), Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health (2006-2007), Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester (2000-2006) and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and was a Non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission until 2012. He has advised governments in Singapore, Egypt, Canada and New Zealand, has over 230 publications in the field of quality improvement and health service redesign and his primary academic interest is in maximising the impact of research on practice. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care. A co-founder and driving force of the Rethinking Medicine movement, Martin has a passionate commitment to the values of the NHS, patient care and ensuring the GP voice is central in a time of great change.

Dr Tom Coffey OBE
Morning panel discussion

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Tom is a well-known and respected figure in health and NHS circles with over 20 years’ clinical experience:
  • As an Accident and Emergency service doctor – for 23 years
  • As a GP partner in the South London area – for over 22 years.

Tom is a commissioner who specialises children, mental health and acute services. He was the chairman of the Professional Executive Committee at the former Wandsworth PCT and currently Joint Director for Emergency Care at NHS England (London). He teaches medical students at St George’s Medical School in south London and was previously Chairman of the health think tank “New Health Network”. Tom was awarded the OBE in the 2009 new year’s honours and is a season ticket holder at Chelsea F.C.

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE FRCGP
Afernoon panel discussion

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Henrietta was appointed in July 2016 as the National Guardian for the NHS, a key recommendation from the Francis Inquiry into the events at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. “She provides leadership and support to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians across England in NHS and Independent sector organisations, and other parts of the healthcare sector, with a view to making speaking up business as usual. “In addition to leading a network of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, the National Guardian’s Office also undertakes and publishes case reviews when it appears that speaking up has not been handled according to best practice. Part of the remit of the office is to provide challenge and learning to the healthcare system as a whole. “Previously a Medical Director at NHS England, Dr Hughes continues her clinical role one day a week as a GP in central London. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2019 and honoured with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020.

Robert Shaw
Keynote: the patient story

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Last year, at 50 years old, Robert was diagnosed with a high grade rare cancer. He believes that it was the skill and compassion of the network of teams across ‘our precious NHS’ and the love and support of his family and friends that he is alive today.  He believes in the power of storytelling to enable us to change and is telling his story through cancer and, as the journey continues, he wants to offer an opportunity to see what can be done collectively, together, differently, to get more people diagnosed earlier.

Sir David Sloman
Afternoon panel discussion

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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.

PANEL AND WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Sedina Agama
The general practice team: realising the value for opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

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 Sedina is a highly experienced pharmacist who has worked in primary care since 2000 when she joined one of the first two PCTs in London. Prior to this she worked as a specialist clinical pharmacist at various hospitals and has also worked as a Community Pharmacist. Sedina is an active member of the Merton training hub and has a real passion for education, training and staff development. She manages a team of eight pharmacists and technicians who support GP practices. Sedina loves dancing and always ensures she does not not miss an episode of Strictly or Greatest Dancer on TV.

Charlotte Augst
Strength in numbers/patient power

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Charlotte is the Chief Executive of National Voices. Prior to joining National Voices in March 2019, Charlotte led the work of the Richmond Group for five years, developing strategy, facilitating discussions and representing the Group externally. Charlotte has held senior positions in health and research policy – in Parliament, for national regulators, and in the charitable sector. She has been a Trustee of Mosaic Clubhouse, a Brixton based mental health recovery charity, since 2015.

Jane Betts
PCNs: where are we at?

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Jane joined Londonwide LMCs as a Director of Primary Care Strategy in 2010 and takes responsibility for areas in North West London. Jane works closely with PCTs to implement changes in health policy and improve conditions for GPs and their staff. Prior to Jane joining Londonwide LMCs she has worked for many years within PCTs and Local Authorities in and outside London in senior management roles. Jane started her career in the NHS as a trained nurse and health visitor, managing Community Nursing Services.

Tripti Chakraborty
The general practice team: realising the value for opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

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Tripti has been working as a Physician Associate in Primary Care since graduating in 2012. Over the past eight years she has worked in various practices and taken on multiple roles. Most recently she became Respiratory lead and Diabetes sub lead within her practice. She has a passion in teaching and fulfils this by supervising and mentoring Physician Associate students and graduates.

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell
PCNs: where are we at?

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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.

Nicola Akehurst
The general practice team: realising the value for opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

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Nicola is the Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Lead at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust; she works at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals. She is the project lead and clinical lead for the First Contact Practitioner Service in Barnet and Enfield. She is winner of the Physiotherapy UK Primary Care and Workforce Transformation Award 2018 and holder of the NAPC Newcomer of the Year award 2019, received for her work in developing North Central London FCP services. Her clinical interest is in integration, innovation and quality improvement leading to the best possible patient centred care.

Dr Manpreet Bains
The general practice team: realising the value for opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice population?

Sessional GP and First5 Lead, RCGP N&W London Faculty

Greg Cairns
PCNs: where re we at?

ImageGreg joined Londonwide LMCs in 2009 as Director of Primary Care Strategy, and has a proven track record in General Practice development and organisational change. His current role involves Londonwide strategy and policy, leading our provider development workstream as well as providing strategic leadership, support and guidance to ten LMCs. Previously General Manager for two Practice Based Commissioning Consortia, (involving development of organisational structures and processes, leading on service and pathway redesign, and the development and implementation of GP Commissioning arrangements). Wide experience of GP provider development including direct management and development support for individual and groups of practices. Greg has extensive experience of planning and implementing change within systems, organisations and individuals, senior and project management within NHS organisations, as well as working with individual practices, and groups of practices. He has supported the set up and development of several GP at scale organisations, as well as supporting PCN establishment and development as part of the latest GP Contract changes.

Dr Rishi Chopra
PCNs: where are we at?

Rishi is the Clinical Director for Regent Health Primary Care Network and has been a GP Partner at Paddington Green Health Centre for 12 years. He also has an interest in Education and is a Clinical Tutor at Imperial College School of Medicine, as well as a GP trainer and GP appraiser.

Dr Yusuf Ciftci
Accessible primary healthcare

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Yusuf works as a Policy and Advocacy Officer at the Doctors of the World UK, a non-profit humanitarian organisation running healthcare advocacy programmes. Yusuf oversees the work of Safe Surgeries, a network designed to support GP practices to provide safe and accessible services to everyone in their community, particularly vulnerable patients, migrants and refugees. He holds a PhD degree in Politics and International Relations from University of Southampton, and his previous research focused on the making of asylum policies and capacity building activities. He is passionate in tackling health inequalities working with those who are in vulnerable situations.

Dr Jenny Darkwah
Strength in numbers/patient power

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Jenny is a Clinical Director for a PCN in Hackney. For the past four years, Jenny has been the Chair, and lead GP, for the City and Hackney Haemoglobinopathy Board and for 14 years, a partner at the Hoxton Surgery, a busy inner London practice, serving an ethnically diverse and deprived population. Originally qualifying as an RGN, Jenny qualified in medicine at the Royal Free in 1997 and has had a lifelong passion to strive for equality of access to high quality healthcare for all.

Georgette Eaton
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

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Georgette is the Clinical Practice Development Manager for Advanced Paramedic Practitioners (Urgent Care) within the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Prior to this appointment, she split her employment between clinical practice and education, balancing work as a specialist paramedic in urgent care across a range of clinical settings with being a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science at Oxford Brookes University. Alongside this, she is a member of the Education Advisory Group and the Primary and Urgent Care Special Interest Group within the professional body. She is currently reading for a DPhil in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford.

Raj Gill
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

Raj is a General Practice Physician Associate with a special interest in Respiratory Medicine. He is a Partner at the Swiss Cottage Surgery in Camden, where he leads a team of allied health professionals, including Nurses, Pharmacists and PAs. As the Lead for Respiratory Medicine at his practice, Raj has transformed the management of patients with Asthma and COPD, introducing FeNO testing for Asthma diagnosis and publishing a study on its use for monitoring Asthma in a primary care setting.

Hala Danoon
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

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Hala currently works as a senior clinical pharmacist at the Morden Hall Medical Practice, has completed 12 months’ training within the CPPE pathway, and formerly spent 10 years at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in different roles. She spent most of her time as patient’s services and women and children pharmacist. Hala enjoys working along GP colleagues reviewing patients’ medications and handling their queries on daily basis. Along with that, she works on a few audit projects within the national framework of clinical and pharmaceutical excellence such as the Medicine optimization audits and she is the antimicrobial champion at her practice. Hala is very passionate about teaching/training junior pharmacist colleagues who have recently joined the CPPE pathway, is a strong believer in the PCN which has recently come to light, and is keen on developing initiatives in relation to medicine’s optimization in South West London.

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 four 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.

Dr Rita Dayoub
Accessible primary healthcare 

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Rita is a Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer at Doctors of the World UK. She is also a Syrian dentist specialised in periodontology and implantology. She holds an MSc in Public Health from King’s College London, and she is an Academy Associate at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Over a span of four years, she worked on the health humanitarian response and protection in Syria, Zimbabwe and South Sudan where she managed the Healthcare in Danger initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to that, she worked as a dental surgeon and managed several mental health projects with Iraqi refugees and internally displaced Syrians in Damascus. Rita is also the founder of the Health Workers at the Frontline story-telling initiative, which collects audio stories of health workers in war zones and other areas facing armed violence.

Vicky Ferlia
Accessible primary healthcare

ImageVicky joined Londonwide LMCs in March 2010 as the Director of GP Support Services. Vicky’s background is exclusively in the NHS, where she initially started as a counselling psychologist in primary care seeing patients referred by GPs. Alongside her clinical work with clients, Vicky’s involvement with GPs and their practices eventually developed into a long career in primary care. Before joining Londonwide, Vicky spent 11 years in a variety of senior primary care contracting and commissioning roles. Vicky has extensive experience in working with independent contractors and their practices as well as community services, having managed GP and dental contracts and practitioner performance, as well as community services and health centres over a number of years in two different PCTs in London. Her intimate knowledge of how general practice works in London, the challenges GPs and their teams face, her deep understanding of contractual, regulatory and performance issues and processes and her specialist roles in initiatives such as advanced access, practice and premises development, setting up greenfield PMS practices, working with patients from marginalised communities etc provided a valuable foundation for her role as Director of GP Support at Londonwide.

Soumia Gillam
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

ImageSoumia is a clinical pharmacist with extensive cross- sector experience and a keen interest in multidisciplinary working. She is currently the lead clinical pharmacist at Islington GP federation, leading a team of 17 pharmacists to support patient care across 32 general practices in Islington. She is also the clinical pharmacist for two GP practices in Islington, where she takes responsibility for areas of chronic disease management and provide primary support to clinicians with prescription and medication queries. Soumia also runs asthma and COPD clinics for patients with poor symptomatic control and provides clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement.

Mathew Holbrook
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

Mat is a senior Nurse and is currently a Clinical Practice Educator to the Specialist Practitioners in South Central Ambulance Service NHS FT. Prior to his current role, he was the project lead for SCAS in the HEE Rotational Paramedic pilot and the Advanced Practice Manager and       Non-Medical Prescribing Lead for the trust. He is a graduate of the HEE Wessex & Thames Valley Consultant Practitioner training programme. Having come from a Voluntary Aid Society and A&E nursing background, he has spent the last 13 years working clinically and teaching in Pre-Hospital Emergency & Urgent Care environments.

Dr Hannah Theodorou
Accessible primary healthcare

Hannah 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.

Dr Farzana Hussain
PCNs: where are we at?

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Farzana lives and works in Newham, East London. She has been a GP for 18 years. She is a mum of two teenagers which keeps her on her toes. She is a GP Principal at the Project surgery, with a list of 5,000 patients and is involved in all levels of teaching from medical students to training GPs to appraisal for peers. She is a local quality improvement champion. She is a Primary Care Network Clinical Director for Newham Central 1. She sits on the Local Medical committee and is a board director on Newham's GP federation. Nationally, she is a Non Executive Director and Council member on the National Association of Primary. She has been awarded GP of the Year 2019 Her philosophy as a GP is to be able to connect and comfort even when we can’t cure

Nicola Kirwan-Williams
Data protection: a guide to data sharing agreements

Nic joined Londonwide LMCs in 2007 and is now the Head of Data & Business Resources. Nic currently leads a team of eight, as part of the Resources Directorate, and is the lead for data protection, privacy and information governance, working closely with the Head of Communications and ICT on cyber security, information security and system management. She has an in-depth understanding and passion for data protection, information governance, and privacy, with a proven track record of imparting technical and industry terminology into accessible language for internal and external stakeholders. Nic produced the Londonwide LMCs’ Data Sharing Document Checklists for providers and commissioners, to ensure there is a consistent review and assurance process to data sharing documents across London.

Dr Ben Molyneux
Supporting the sessional workforce

Ben is the Chair of the BMA Sessional GP Committee representing salaried locum and portfolio GPs across the UK. He is a portfolio GP based in North East London and has a special interest in Emergency Medicine. Ben is also the Vice Chair of City and Hackney LMC.

Kathryn Yates
Supporting your workforce

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Kathryn 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.

Rashida Pickford
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging roles and how they benefit your practice populations

Rashida is a consultant physiotherapist at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust where she has worked since 1995. She holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Bombay University and qualified in 1988. She is a chartered physiotherapist and member of the consultant group and APPN. She is a joint lead of the musculoskeletal team at GSTT NHSFT and the strategic lead for implementing First Contact Physiotherapist across Lambeth and Southwark. She chairs the London network of FCPs. Her clinical interest is in shared decision making and promoting high value care within physiotherapy. She sits on the trust steering group to promote the UK Choosing Wisely Initiative.

Dr Josephine Sauvage
STPs and ICPs: the Londonwide picture

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Jo is a GP who works in inner city London. She is Chair of Islington CCG and Clinical lead for the emerging Integrated Care System in North Central London. Her areas of leadership include development of workforce aligned to service transformation, with a strong focus on the mobilisation of training hubs to support the emerging Primary Care Networks. She provides clinical leadership for London on the Fuel Poverty Partnership and is also London region representative on the board of NHS Clinical Commissioners.

Dr Penelope Jarrett
PCNs: where are we at?

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Penelope is a GP Partner in Lambeth. She is Chair of Lambete LMC and co-CD of Fiveways PCN.

Christina Melam
The general practice team: realising the value and opportunities for new and emerging role and how they benefit your practice populations

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Christiana is the Chief Executive of National Association of Link Workers, the only UK and largest professional membership network for Social Prescribing Link Workers which increases professionalism, resilience and reduces isolation. She is the architect of UK Annual Social Prescribing Link Worker Day/Conference, and an international Social Prescribing Link Worker champion. The World Health Organisation describes health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Social Prescribing is a transformative service that enables GPs and Primary Care Networks deliver holistic services to their local population. Social Prescribing Link Workers AKA the’ GLUE in community, health and social care are excuse removers that enable people take control of their health and wellbeing. “We take the pressure off GPs thinking about their patient’s non-medical needs says a Social Prescriber. Social Prescribers achieve sustainable behaviour change by enabling people to overcome their biggest barriers, engaging with what matters to them, giving them a ‘new mind’ to see new possibilities and enabling access to coping strategies, this helps improve their wellbeing and reduces inappropriate reliant on health services. Social Prescribing is truly the way forward as the mind is the battlefield. Connect with Christina on twitter to continue the conversation @christy_melam

Dr Sachin Patel
PCNs: where are we at?

Sachin is a GP within Brent, is Clinical Director for Harness Stadium PCN. His interests are in digital enablement within PCNs particularly regarding access and long term condition care. Harness stadium works closely with 3 other Harness PCNs within Brent and has a long history of working in collaboration with other Brent GPs @HarnessUK @DrSachPatel

Dr Neville Purssell
STPs and ICPs: the Londonwide picture

Neville has been a GP in Westminster since 1992 and is Chair of Central London CCG. After graduating from Cambridge, he had a career in medical publishing before returning to university to study medicine at Guy’s. He is now a salaried GP at Paddington Green Health Centre having been a partner there until March 2019. He has been a GP trainer and has been involved in commissioning from PCG days. Over the years his experience has lent much support to the system challenges in quality, finance and workforce capacity. As the primary care clinical lead in the Northwest London Health and Care Partnership, his focus is on advancing the vision and potential of primary care networks as the bedrock of integrated care.

Dr Julie Sharman
Strength in numbers/patient power

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Julie has been working with Londonwide LMCs for four years now and is currently the Primary Care Director of Strategy for GP Suppoert. She previously worked in the Primary Care Directorate at Sutton & Merton NHS Trust hence the natural leaning to the SE/SW area. Her current work still relies on the skills and knowledge she has picked up over the years from both managing fund holding at practice level and working within the resultant Primary Care Groups and Trusts. Whilst her knowledge base of Primary Care is broad she has focussed on lending substantial support to local Practice Based Commissioning groups. In addition, she has particular interest and knowledge of PMS contracts and superannuation, all of which have been subjects of our own LMC briefings over the years and to which Julie has been a main contributor.

Paul Tomlinson
Data protection: a guide to data sharing agreements

Paul has been the Director of Resources and Company Secretary at Londonwide LMCs since 2011. He is responsible for HR, Finance, Corporate Governance, Data Governance and Facilities. Prior to joining Londonwide LMCs, Paul had worked in the NHS for 10 years gaining experience in Acute, Mental Health and National Leadership roles. Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and had a previous career in financial services, working for a national insurer in various managerial roles.

 

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