The Pulse PCN Conference

Day 1: Tuesday 24th March 2020

10.10 – 10.20
Chairs welcome to conference:
Dr Sohail Munshi GP partner and chief medical officer, Manchester Local Care Organisation
Dr Nav Chana senior GP partner and clinical director, National Association of Primary Care

10.20 – 11.05
Introducing remote consultations at scale
  • Utilise e-consultations to reduce workload, increase income and maximise patient care.
  • When and where e-consultation are an asset.
  • The eHub model and the Hurley journey.
  • eHub Models for PCNs and tips for successful implementation.
Dr Ross Dyer-Smith GP partner at the Hurley Group and creator of the GP eHub

11.05 – 11.50
How to maximise QOF income across your PCN
  • Improve your QOF score with PCN services.
  • Sharing data from shared services.
  • The Investment and Impact Fund -“QOF for PCNs”.
Dr Gavin Jamie GP partner, writer and owner of QOF Database website

11.50 – 12.20
Coffee, exhibition and networking.

12.20 – 13.05
Developing your PCN
  • Identifying your PCNs development needs.
  • Crucial tips to mobilise PCN plans.
  • Advancing your network at the delivery stage.
Sarah Southall head of primary care and GPFV programme director, Wolverhampton CCG and Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
Liz Corrigan general practice nurse professional lead, Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

13.05 – 13.50
Social prescribing for personalised care
  • The real partnership and link workers.
  • How your PCN can benefit from link workers.
  • Top tips to implement in your PCN.
Dr Mohan Sekeram GP trainer and social prescribing clinical lead, NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

13.50 – 14.40
Lunch, exhibition and networking.

14.40 – 15.25
The additional roles reimbursement scheme
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the ARRS, the most significant financial investment element within the network contract DES works.
  • How to recruit and build your workforce from a finance perspective.
  • The role of the CCG in the ARRS.
Dr Farzana Hussain GP, appraiser and PCN clinical director, Newham Central 1

15.25 – 16.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking.

16.00 – 16.50
Population health management
  • What information is needed for population health management.
  • How to best target resources using a population health management approach.
  • How to design your workforce.
Dr Nav Chana senior GP partner and clinical director, National Association of Primary Care

close of conference

Day 2: Wednesday 25th March 2020

10.10 – 10.15
Chairs welcome to conference:
Dr Sohail Munshi GP partner and chief medical officer, Manchester Local Care Organisation
Dr Craig Seymour GP, clinical director and board director, North Islington Primary Care Network and Islington GP Federation

10.15 – 11.05
Pharmacy teams in PCN – how to deploy pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • The role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in GP & PCNs
  • How to recruit able candidates when there is a skill shortage
  • How best to train, mentor and deploy a pharmacy team in GP & PCNs
Graham Stretch clinical director, chief pharmacist and president, Argyle Health Group and the Primary Care Pharmacy Association

11.05 – 11.55
Workload mitigation
  • How to help networks implement shared programs to work.
  • Workload mitigation to deliver strength and ease for everyone.
  • Managing the extra workload from PCNs.
Dr Paul Deffley GP, clinical director and clinical champion for workload, RCGP

11.55 – 12.25
Coffee, exhibition and networking.

12.25 – 13.10
Collaboration: How to work with integrated systems
  • How to collaborate with services that were once your competitors.
  • Helping GPs learn how to work with different organisations including councils, care homes, social services etc.
  • Managing and preventing potential conflicts among PCN members, as well as dealing with the divide/distrust among different healthcare professionals.
Dr Sohail Munshi GP partner and chief medical officer, Manchester Local Care Organisation

13.10 – 13.55
The role of GP federations within PCNs
  • Different ways GP federations can help support the formation and operation of your PCN.
  • Utilising the vast experience of GP federations to support your delivery of patient care.
Dr Craig Seymour GP, clinical director and board director, North Islington Primary Care Network and Islington GP Federation

13.55 – 14.45
Lunch, exhibition and networking.

14.45 – 15.25
PCN DES service specifications
Dr Geetha Chandrasekaran GP partner, GPSI Urology, founding Director of Pennine GP Alliance and Clinical Director, North Halifax Primary Care Network

15.25 - 16.05
A new generation of leaders: leadership training in the new climate
  • Traits all leaders need in their toolkit.
  • Leadership considering the new contract.
  • Common mistakes new leaders make and how to avoid them.
Dr Sohail Munshi GP partner and chief medical officer, Manchester Local Care Organisation

close of conference