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Pulse PCN London

25 November 2021

Event Overview

Pulse PCN London which will be held in Holiday Inn London on 25 November 2021. It is a one day, free-to-attend conference designed specifically for PCN clinical directors and other senior staff.

The event format combines expert session with networking opportunities with your peers. You will also be able to engage with a handpick selection of leading suppliers at the exhibition hall, and enjoy a complementary buffet lunch.

The goal of our Pulse PCN Event is to support you and your team when it comes to overcoming the major challenges standing in the way of effective care.

Please note that there is limited spaces available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – secure your free ticket here.

Venue

Address: Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St., an IHG Hotel, Wrights Lane, London, UK

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Accommodation

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How to get there

Closest Underground station: High Street Kensington

  • The hotel is directly located behind the underground station. When exiting the station, turn left and then left onto Wrights Lane. The hotel is visible at the end of the road.
  • Estimated distance to the hotel: 2 miles/ 3.22 KM

Closest overground station: Paddington Train Station

  • From the station, drive onto Sussex Gardens and then take West Carriage Drive between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Turn right onto the A315, drive past the Royal Albert Hall and then continue onto Kensington High Street. As soon as you pass High Street Kensington Underground Station, turn left onto Wrights Lane. The hotel is located at the end of the road.
  • Estimated distance to the hotel: 2 miles/ 3.22 KM

Local bus stops are two minutes’ walk away.

From the North
Take the M6 or M1 towards London and continue straight onto the North Circular road A406 and Western Ave to Kensington High Street. When the road veers left, you will see the hotel on your right.
From the West
Take the M4 towards London and continue straight onto the A4 and Earl’s Court. Before reaching Gloucester Road, turn left onto Marloes Road towards High St Kensington. When the road veers left, you will see the hotel on your right.

 

Onsite Parking Available

  • The hotel offers a secure underground car park, parking fees are automatically chargeable and controlled by Parking Eye, all vehicle details must be registered at reception upon check in, electric vehicle charging & parking available.
  • Cost: £45
Off-site Parking
The car park is located underneath the hotel, and is for registered guests only.
 

Stream 1

8:45 am

Registration and networking

9:30 am

Chair’s opening remarks

Jaimie Kaffash, Editor, Pulse

9:40 am

Session 1

Evolution of CCGs and ICSs

Dr Farzana Hussain, GP, clinical director Newham Central 1 PCN & LMC committee member

10:15 am

Session 2

Driving workforce and clinical transformation through pathway adoption

Courtney Attewell, Commercial Manager, L&R Medical

Sponsored by:

10:45 am

Refreshment break

11:00 am

Session 3

Early Cancer Diagnosis

Dr Navdeep Alg, GP, Clinical lead for Cancer, Macmillan GP, GP Principle and Interface GP

11:35 am

Session 4

New PCN Service specifications – what do they mean for my practice and PCN?

  • Preparing for new services including anticipatory care and new ARRS roles
  • What funding is available and when?

Dr Tom Rustom, GP Partner, Birchwood Medical Practice and Clinical Director, Healthy Horley PCN

12:10 pm

Session 5

Recruiting mental health practitioners through the ARRS –Surrey Heartlands PCN Experience

Dr Pramit Patel, Lead PCN Clinical Director East Surrey

12:40 pm

Session 6

Point of care blood testing​ – What does it mean for our decision-making?

  • Health system evolution in the UK and what this means in practice
  • How can point of care testing enable clinicians to be better informed and support clinical decision making in primary care
  • What are the opportunities for incorporating point of care testing into the new evolving healthcare system in the UK

Dr Richard Pratt, GP Partner, Three Spires Medical Practice, Truro

Sponsored by:

1:15 pm

Buffet Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 7

Population health management of older people living with frailty

  • What is PHM?
  • How does PHM apply to older people with frailty?
  • What is the evidence for management of older people with frailty?
  • Ideas for delivering PHM for older people at scale in a locality

Dr David Attwood, GP Partner and GPwSI Older People at Pathfields Medical Group, Plymouth Hon. Sec. of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), CCG Clinical Lead for the Integrated Care of Older People in West Devon

2:35 pm

Session 8

How to embed social prescribing and personalised care

  • engagement of personalised roles within networks
  • evidence of how the personalisation impacts on healthcare
  • opportunities for population health and long term conditions

Dr Mohan Sekeram, GP principal at Wideway Medical Practice in Merton, SWL clinical lead personalisation, South West London CCG , clinical lead social prescribing Merton and Wandsworth

3:10 pm

Session 9

PCNs – new people, new liabilities, new challenges

  • Protecting your clinical vision
  • Protecting your people
  • Protecting you

Graham Leyfield, National Account Manager, Wesleyan Financial Services

Sponsored by:

3:45 pm

Session 10

Topic TBC

Sponsored by:

4:15 pm

Conference ends

*Please note, this is a draft programme, and subject to change. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes pharmaceutical companies Merck Sharp & Dohme and Astrazeneca. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programmes where clearly labelled.

Nils Christiansen

Nils Christiansen

managing partner, DR Solicitors

Nils Christiansen is the Managing Partner and co-founder of award winning law firm, DR Solicitors.  An acknowledged expert on the NHS regulations and the challenges faced by primary care professionals, Nils is in frequent demand as a speaker.

Nils is a named contributor to the GP Partnership Review 2019 and has been instrumental in designing PCN operating models, having advised over 250 PCNs to date. An exceptional problem solver, Nils is well regarded in the healthcare sector for advising on business strategy and operational improvement.

Nils previously worked as a consulting partner in PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting and is a graduate of Oxford University Said Business School.


Graham Leyfield

Graham Leyfield

National Account Manager, Wesleyan Financial Services

Graham joined Wesleyan in 2005 and has worked exclusively within the GP segment of Wesleyan Financial Services as a Financial Consultant, Area Manager and, since 2009, as National Account Manager. In his role he supports a network of specialist Financial Consultants primarily to understand practice, and more recently PCN specific challenges. 

On a personal level he lives in South Wales with his wife Sarah and their 18 month old Labrador, he is a keen sports fan and long suffering supporter of Aston Villa.     


Dr Richard Pratt

Dr Richard Pratt

GP Partner, Three Spires Medical Practice, Truro

How can we improve the patient-doctor encounter supported through tech? Since qualifying as a GP in 2014 Richard has been drawn to this deceptively simple question & dedicated much of his time to starting to formulate a response.

Clinical work as a GP partner has been complemented by a diverse range of roles and collaboration spanning policy, digital & innovation incorporating Royal Colleges & multinational corporates, start-ups & NHS Digital, European Patients’ Forum & Digital Health Europe. 

He has gained insights into how to make use of the precious time together better, equipping clinicians and patients alike with the information & tools they need.  This leads naturally to transformative change improving both quality and efficiency.


Dr Mohan Sekeram

Dr Mohan Sekeram

GP principal at Wideway Medical Practice in Merton, SWL clinical lead personalisation, South West London CCG , clinical lead social prescribing Merton and Wandsworth

Dr. Mohan Sekeram has been working as a GP for over 13 years in East Merton, London, and is the Clinical lead for Personalised Care SouthWest London.

Mohan led on the development and implantation of the Merton Model of Social Prescribing which aims to address the social determinants of health. This model has resulted in significant reductions in GP and has demonstrated a positive impact on patient measures of wellbeing.

He is passionate about harnessing the opportunities in the local community and wants to ensure the local voluntary sector receives adequate support to help empower them and build resilience. @SekeramMohan

Dr Pramit Patel

Dr Pramit Patel

Lead PCN Clinical Director East Surrey

Dr Pramit Patel is the Clinical Director for Care Collaborative PCN in East Surrey and is Primary Care Network Leader (PCN) for Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System.

Pramit qualified as a GP in 2011 and is a GP Partner at Greystone House Surgery in Redhill. He has a keen interest in leadership, training, minor surgery and vasectomy. He has experience in improving out of hospital care, working with both the community and secondary care colleagues.

In 2014/15 he founded Alliance for Better Care Limited, the local GP Federation, which has since gone on to serve a membership of 550,000 patients in the East Surrey and North West Sussex region; directly supporting PCNs with project management, recruitment and finance assistance.

In addition to the above, Pramit is chair of the NHS Confederation PCN network.


Dr Tom Rustom

Dr Tom Rustom

GP Partner, Birchwood Medical Practice and Clinical Director, Healthy Horley PCN

Dr Tom Rustom is a Modality Partnership GP in East Surrey and Clinical Director of the Healthy Horley Primary Care Network. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010 as a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and with a Master’s degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law. He is passionate about the role of general practice in the wider NHS and the adoption of technology to improve patient outcomes.

He lives with his wife, two daughters and dog in Coulsdon, Surrey. His proudest moment to date was winning the year 3 skipping race at Milford-on-sea Primary School sports day in 1991.


Dr Navdeep Alg

Dr Navdeep Alg

GP, Clinical lead for Cancer, Macmillan GP, GP Principle and Interface GP

Dr Alg is a GP working across primary and secondary care with an interest in the management of cancer services and the care of frail elderly patients.


Dr David Attwood

Dr David Attwood

GP Partner and GPwSI Older People at Pathfields Medical Group, Plymouth Hon. Sec. of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), CCG Clinical Lead for the Integrated Care of Older People in West Devon

David is a GP with a specialist interest in Older People and has extensive experience working with older people in primary care, secondary care, and intermediate care. He has a good knowledge of information governance and is a self-confessed IT nerd who enjoys programming in EMIS and SystmOne. He is a big fan of population health and is able to employ his clinical, IG, and IT skills to effect at scale change for proactive and unplanned care needs of older people. @Davidattwood12


Dr Farzana Hussain

Dr Farzana Hussain

GP, clinical director Newham Central 1 PCN & LMC committee member

Dr Farzana Hussain has been a GP for 19 years and  is a GP Principal at The Project surgery in Newham East London. She is a Clinical Director for Newham Central 1 Primary Care Network and she Co- Chairs the National PCN Network at NHS Confederation. She is also a mum of two teenagers. She passionately believes in equal healthcare for all regardless of economic status, race or gender.


Courtney Attewell

Courtney Attewell

Commercial Manager, L&R Medical