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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.
Closest Underground station: High Street Kensington
Closest overground station: Paddington Train Station
Local bus stops are two minutes’ walk away.
Onsite Parking Available
Registration and networking
Chair’s opening remarks
Jaimie Kaffash, Editor, Pulse
Evolution of CCGs and ICSs
Dr Farzana Hussain, GP, clinical director Newham Central 1 PCN & LMC committee member
Early Cancer Diagnosis
Dr Navdeep Alg, GP, Clinical lead for Cancer, Macmillan GP, GP Principle and Interface GP
New PCN Service specifications – what do they mean for my practice and PCN?
Dr Tom Rustom, GP Partner, Birchwood Medical Practice and Clinical Director, Healthy Horley PCN
Recruiting mental health practitioners through the ARRS –Surrey Heartlands PCN Experience
Dr Pramit Patel, Lead PCN Clinical Director East Surrey
Point of care blood testing – What does it mean for our decision-making?
Dr Richard Pratt, GP Partner, Three Spires Medical Practice, Truro
Population health management of older people living with frailty
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
How to embed social prescribing and personalised care
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
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Commercial Manager, L&R Medical