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Pulse PCN Manchester

7 October 2021

Event Overview

Pulse PCN Manchester will be held in the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre on 7th October 2021. It is one day, free-to-attend discussion forum designed specifically for 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 spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – secure your free ticket here.

Venue

Address: Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre, Shudehill, Manchester, UK

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Accommodation

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How to get there

Nearest Overground rail station: Manchester Victoria Train Station
From Manchester Victoria Railway Station, head southeast on Victoria Station Approach toward Long Millgate Turn right onto Corporation St/A6042. Corporation St/A6042 turns left and becomes Withy Grove. Continue onto Shudehill, the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre will be on the right.

Nearest Subway station: Shudehill Metrolink Tram Station
Shudehill Metrolink Tram Station is less than a 1minute walk from the hotel. Turn left out of the hotel entrance, walk down Shudehill, the Metrolink Tram Station will be located on the right.

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From the Airport
Manchester International Airport (MAN) : Join M56 towards Manchester. Continue onto A5103 towards City Centre for 5m. At roundabout take 3rd exit A57. Continue onto A635. Turn left at A665 Pin Mill Brow. Continue onto A62 Great Ancoats Street. Continue onto A665 Swan Street. Hotel is on left.

Please note that the nearest car park is the NCP Printworks car park located across the road. We are able to offer a discounted rate of £18.50 for up to 24 hours if paid and validated at the hotel Front Desk. Alternatively, we can offer valet parking at £26.50 for up to 24 hours which can be booked through concierge on arrival at the hotel. The NCP Printworks Car Park also offer an Early Bird price of £5 for up to 12 hours parking – please note this is only valid if you enter the car park between the hours of 6.00am and 9.00am and pay at the pay machines on departure.

 

Stream 1

8:45 am

Registration and networking

9:30 am

Chair’s opening remarks

Dr Manu Agrawal, GP partner Rising Brook Surgery, Chadsmoor Medical Practice, Burntwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, South Staffordshire LMC chair and clinical director, Cannock North PCN

9:40 am

Session 1

Recruiting through the ARRS – opportunities & challenges for primary care

  • Roles and Skills
  • Getting to grips with supply
  • Primary care careers

Dr Alison Lea, clinical director for Primary Care Workforce, Millgate Healthcare Partnership, Greater Manchester Primary Care Team

10:15 am

Session 2

Primary care and covid vaccinations

  • Covid vaccinations- efficiencies
  • Community role
  • Booster programme

Dr Manu Agrawal, GP partner Rising Brook Surgery, Chadsmoor Medical Practice, Burntwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, South Staffordshire LMC chair and clinical director, Cannock North PCN

10:45 am

Refreshment break

11:00 am

Session 3

Supporting patients facing health inequalities

  • enabling access to care in entirely innovative ways
  • supporting patients to see the right clinician at the right time; every time
  • maximising utilisation of ARRS roles through working together as a PCN

Dr Dan Bunstone, GP principal, Chapelford Medical Centre and clinical director, Warrington Innovation Network

11:35 am

Session 4

Population health management in Manchester – an overview and guide to starting PHM in PCNs  

  • Five overall aims of PHM
  • System wide approach to improving outcomes
  • PHM working example

Dr Sohail Munshi, chief medical officer, Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations

12:10 pm

Session 5

Making sense of integrated care systems

Dr Andy Brooks, GP & national system policy advisor, NHSE

12:40 pm

Session 6

Driving workforce and clinical transformation through pathway adoption

Hear how South West Yorkshire Partnership trust implemented a self-care delivery model, reducing one of the biggest community and primary care service burdens,  transforming leg ulcer care and outcomes. Achieving:

  • A 90%  Nursing hours reduction
  • 84% total cost savings
  • Along with potential for reduced waste and CO2 emissions and improved workforce wellbeing

Rhonda Bradder, commercial manager, L&R Medical

Sponsored by:

1:15 pm

Buffet Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 7

Why addressing SABA over-reliance is important for improving patient outcomes and the environment

Arthur Jackson, respiratory medical educator

Sponsored by:

2:35 pm

Session 8

Practical approaches to achieving good access and continuity of care for patients

  • Evidence based insights
  • Practice systems to support continuity
  • How can digital technologies support this?

Dr Hugh Reeve, GP partner Nutwood Medical Practice, Grange-over-Sands and director, Morecambe Bay Primary Care Collaborative

3:05 pm

Session 9

Meeting the challenge: Addressing premature mortality in COPD

Professor Dave Singh, professor of clinical pharmacology and respiratory medicine, University of Manchester

Sponsored by:

3:40 pm

Session 10

Digital primary care- a force for good or a political weapon? 

  • Discussing future models of primary care
  • The use of remote monitoring
  • Videos and chats – consumer relationship

Dr Tracey Vell, Medical director for primary care and innovation Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership/Health Innovation Manchester (HInM)

4:10 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.

Arthur Jackson

Arthur Jackson

respiratory medical educator


Amit Patel MPharmS IP

Amit Patel MPharmS IP

respiratory medical scientific liaison manager, AstraZeneca


Professor Dave Singh

Professor Dave Singh

professor of clinical pharmacology and respiratory medicine, University of Manchester


Dr Alison Lea

Dr Alison Lea

clinical director for Primary Care Workforce, Millgate Healthcare Partnership, Greater Manchester Primary Care Team

GP for 15 years, current GP Partner, Advocate for people working in primary care. @dralilea


Rhonda Bradder

Rhonda Bradder

commercial manager, L&R Medical


Dr Hugh Reeve

Dr Hugh Reeve

GP partner Nutwood Medical Practice, Grange-over-Sands and director, Morecambe Bay Primary Care Collaborative

Hugh is a GP Partner at Nutwood Medical Practice in Grange-over-Sands, South Cumbria. He is a recent Visiting Fellow at the King’s Fund and in 2018 co-authored a report on Innovative Models of General Practice for the Fund. Recently he has led a two-year Continuity of Care project across Morecambe Bay, funded by the Health Foundation.  In the recent past he was Cumbria CCG Clinical Chair and prior to that a PCT Medical Director. He started GP life in 1986 combining academia and inner-city general practice in Manchester for seven years. He then moved to Stockport continuing to work in general practice and doing interesting things in education and quality improvement, before moving to the Lake District in 2001. @hugh_reeve


Jaimie Kaffash

Jaimie Kaffash

Editor, Pulse

Jaimie is editor of Pulse, having joined in 2012. He had previously held positions of deputy editor, news editor and senior reporter.  He has won awards from the prestigious British Society of Magazine Editors and Medical Journalists Association, and was shortlisted for deputy editor of the year.

He had previously worked for accountancy titles and public sector trade magazines.


Dr Manu Agrawal

Dr Manu Agrawal

GP partner Rising Brook Surgery, Chadsmoor Medical Practice, Burntwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, South Staffordshire LMC chair and clinical director, Cannock North PCN

Dr Agrawal is a dynamic GP who qualified in 2012 and is now Senior Partner in 3 different practices. He was key in setting up the Cannock Federation, delivering excellent care through extended access. During the Covid pandemic, he setup the Hot Hub service and is leading on the Covid vaccination programme in Cannock and Surrounds, which has received multiple accolades including from the Queen’s representative, local MP and Government vaccine minister After being the Treasurer for South Staffs LMC, he has been elected as Chair of South Staffs LMC recently, and is heavily involved in primary care representation at the ICS level trying to provide General Practice a key voice in the new system. @manuagrawal24


Dr Tracey Vell

Dr Tracey Vell

Medical director for primary care and innovation Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership/Health Innovation Manchester (HInM)

Dr Vell has worked in general practice for 27 years and for the NHS for 30 years. She has political, digital, business and educational leadership backgrounds.

She persevered to bring primary care providers to the GMH&SC Devolution programme and has worked as Executive medical director for primary care for the GM health and social care partnership for 6 years. She developed GP excellence as a peer based Quality Improvement and leadership development academy and connected front line primary care providers to ICS strategy.

She has recently also taken on the role of medical director for Health Innovation Manchester to spread innovation across health and care settings.

She supports, advises and works amongst GPs and is passionate about the need for front-line providers to direct strategy with an approach that tackles wider determinants of health.

She was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours in 2018 for her work. @TraceyVell


Dr Andy Brooks

Dr Andy Brooks

GP & national system policy advisor, NHSE

Andy is a GP partner and on secondment to NHSE from the Frimley ICS.  Achieving ‘Outstanding’ ratings as both a provider and commissioner, he has topped national rankings in staff surveys and stakeholder relationships, as well as improved outcomes for residents.  As a CEO, Andy has overseen the mergers of organisations and developed innovative care, financial and governance arrangements between health, local government, public health, social care and the voluntary sector.  He is passionate about the integration of health and care and is dedicated to designing models of care around the needs of individuals. Andy believes integration is the key to making a meaningful difference to people and those working on the frontline and to deliver benefits for residents.  

Dr Dan Bunstone

Dr Dan Bunstone

GP principal, Chapelford Medical Centre and clinical director, Warrington Innovation Network

Dr Dan Bunstone is Clinical Director for one of the Warrington PCN’s and Vice chair of the
local provider alliance. He maintains his clinical practice as a GP Principal in Chapelford
Medical Centre, Warrington where the vision is about innovative delivery of high quality
patient care with a multi-disciplinary team. Chapelford is in an area of high growth with a
large proportion of young families locally. The surgery also covers a large number of care
homes and supported living accommodation in a proactive way.
The PCN is called Warrington Innovation Network (WIN) and Is composed of 7 Primary
care surgeries delivering care to around 55,000 patients.
Dan is also Chief Medical Officer at Push Dr and has been in role since May 2018. He is
tasked with the delivery of a safe and effective service for patients, in line with Push
Doctors vision of excellent patient care, improving patient access and minimising digital
health inequalities. He has lead on the delivery of a robust governance and audit system
for the organisation, along with a clear clinical support programme to minimise
unwarranted clinical variation. Push Dr have been awarded a “Good” rating with CQC,
with “outstanding” in the well led area.


Dr Sohail Munshi

Dr Sohail Munshi

chief medical officer, Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations

Sohail has been a GP in Manchester for 24 years. His practice received an overall “outstanding” status from the CQC in 2016. He set up England’s largest GP federation in 2016 and received a BEM in the Queens honours awards in 2017 for services to the community and primary care.

In 2018 he became the CMO of MLCO -a pioneering new public sector organisation, improving care by bringing together NHS community health and mental health services, primary care and social care services in the city. Working with local people, the MLCO aims to improve health and wellbeing through the integration of health and social care at a place level.
In 2019 the locality of Trafford was also incorporated under the executive leadership of MLCO.

Since March 2021 Sohail has been supporting the National NHSE/I team on Covid vaccinations and phase 3 recovery programme. He is the senior clinical advisor to the National Medical Director for Primary Care in this capacity. @drsohailmunshi