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Chair’s opening remarks
Victoria Vaughan, Editor, Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader
Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Nav Chana MBE, GP Partner Cricket Green Medical Practice and former Chair of the National Association of Primary Care
Delivering new integrated care model at St George’s Health and Wellbeing hub, Havering
Carolyn Botfield, Director of System Improvement & Infrastructure, North East London Integrated Care Board
Collaborative Working: Setting up a shared ICS Occupational Health service
In this session, we will look at the advantages, challenges, and risks of setting up a shared occupational health service within an integrated care system (ICS)
Lee Gutcher, Lead Programme Manager, North Central London ICS
A population health approach to lipid management in primary care
Dr Ammara Hughes, GP Bloomsbury Surgery and Clinical Director, Central Camden PCN, director CHE GP federation
Dr Raj Gill, Physician Associate Partner, Workforce Lead Central Camden PCN
Paramedics in General Practice: A ‘Life-Saving’ prescription for better healthcare
Tony Cavanagh, Clinical Lead for Allied Health Professionals, Wandsworth PCN
A radical approach to heal a fragmented system: Community Health and Wellbeing Workers (CHWW) for deprived communities and how they can address inequalities in access to and experience of primary care
Dr Cornelia Junghans Minton, GP at Pimlico Health, Senior Clinical Fellow in Primary Care, NIHR North West London, Epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health at the Bi-borough (Westminster City Council/ Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Driving improvement and releasing potential in General Practice
Dr Ben Allen, GP Partner, Birley Health Centre
New approaches for the optimal management of hypovitaminosis D
Dr Tom Barber, Consultant Endocrinologist and Associate Professor, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
Making modern general practice a reality with next generation online consultation
Naz EL-Sayegh, VP Sales, Anima
Standardisation of care in COPD
Dr Waseem Khan, Respiratory Consultant, Manchester Foundation Trust
How to work with an integrated neighbourhood team to support the PCN DES
Dr Sohail Munshi, GP, Chief Medical Officer, Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations
The benefits of portable CRP testing within an urgent community response service
Karen Bumpas, Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Alexandra Anderson, Advanced Clinical Practitioner Clinical Lead, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Neil Mackay, Senior Key Account Manager, UK and International, LumiraDx
Through the lens of medicines – how can PCNs take a leading role to close the gap on health inequalities in their communities?
Meera Parkash, Clinical Facilitator, Optum
Pete Shergill, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Optum
Networking lunch and exhibition
How lung checks are finding cancer early
Meena Pawar, TLHC Programme Manager, North East London Cancer Alliance
Stephanie Uys, TLHC Clinical Director for North East London, Barts Health
Group session: You are a better leader than you think- let coaching show you why (and how)
Dr Maria Mastrantonio, Executive Leadership Coach and GP, Wallingbrook Surgery, Chulmleigh North Devon, The Professionals Coach, Clinical Advisor - Lead for Clinical Complaints Reviews, NHS England South West, Senior Appraiser, North Devon NHS England South West
NHS England Pilot – Folkestone, Hythe and Rural PCN Hub – Building a sustainable PCN Federated approach
Dr Aravinth Balachandran, Clinical Director, Folkestone, Hythe & Rural Primary Care Network, GP Partner, Oaklands Health Centre, Hythe, Co-Founder & Senior Clinical Advisor, eConsult
Andy Gove, Digital Transformation Manager, Folkestone, Hythe & Rural Primary Care Network
The long term workforce plan: consequences, gaps and what it’ll take to make it work
Dr Latifa Patel, Chair, Representative Body, equality lead, workforce lead, BMA, ST7 Paediatric Respiratory Doctor, British Medical Association
*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 and sponsors for sponsoring this meeting. This includes pharmaceutical companies Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd, Ethypharm UK Ltd, Flynn Pharma Ltd, GSK, Novartis and Pfizer Ltd. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programmes where clearly labelled.
***Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd has provided funding only for Pulse PCN London as part of a sponsorship. Novartis has had no input in the content, organisation, conduct or outputs relating to the event.
****GSK has provided sponsorship towards general costs (venue hire, catering, etc.) and will have exhibition stand space and a sponsored symposium at the event. Apart from the GSK-sponsored symposium, GSK have had no input into the content of the programme.
Respiratory Consultant, Manchester Foundation Trust
Dr Khan qualified from Manchester University in 2007 and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He was appointed consultant & senior lecturer in Respiratory Medicine in 2017. Dr Khan has set up the difficult airways service for both asthma and COPD. He has also established an obstetric asthma clinic in conjunction with obstetrician at Manchester Royal Infirmary where they see more see more than 200 obstetric asthma patients annually. He has an interest in asthma in pregnancy and is the COVID Lead at MRI.
GP, 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 making every contact count programme . He is the senior clinical advisor to Nikki Kanani, the National Medical Director for Clinical Integration and Deputy SRO for Covid vaccinations in this capacity. @drsohailmunshi
GP Partner, Birley Health Centre
Dr Ben Allen is a GP partner at Birley health centre.
Passionate about releasing potential in General Practice building high performing teams with high morale, confidence and autonomy.
He also aims to empower patients to understand their health and the health system.
Ben is interested in the power for change when those doing the work are able to connect. @BenAllenGP
VP Sales, Anima
Naz leads the customer-facing teams at Anima and works with the 150+ practices (as well as PCNs, federations and ICBs) that are using Anima to manage their whole system’s workflow. Naz is supported by Anima’s account management team, and works closely with Anima’s product and engineering teams, consisting primarily of ex-clinicians who are dual-qualified as software engineers. Naz has previously led commercial teams across a range of growth-stage companies.
GP at Pimlico Health, Senior Clinical Fellow in Primary Care, NIHR North West London, Epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health at the Bi-borough (Westminster City Council/ Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Connie is a Public Health Specialist for one day a week and divides the rest of the week between being a GP and a researcher. Before graduating in medicine from Kings College London, Connie completed a PhD in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at Bristol University. She is the clinical lead on the Community Health and Wellbeing Worker (CHWW) pilots in Westminster and Kensington, inspired by the Brazilian Family Health Strategy. Her research interest is in relational approaches like the CHWW initiative and their impact on community cohesion, resilience, health literacy and self activation. Connie loves people and data and is passionate about community-led evidence-based health creation within Primary Care.
Consultant Endocrinologist and Associate Professor, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
Dr Tom Barber has been an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) since 2010. He has a research background in the genetic and metabolic features of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome from his work as a Clinical Research Fellow whilst based at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM). This led to the award of DPhil from the University of Oxford, and award of the prestigious ‘Society for Endocrinology Clinical Prize Lecture’ and ‘University of Oxford Medical Sciences Divisional Research Prize’ in 2009. He has published over 100 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, including a recent paper in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology on ethnic-specific cut-points for obesity. He also presents regularly as an invited speaker at scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. He also engages regularly with national media on topics relating to human metabolism and Obesity.
Recently, his research on Mindfulness application in Obesity management in a tier 3 Obesity service, published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, received international media interest in over 50 outlets. As scientific lead for the Human Metabolism Research Unit, my current research interests include the impact of human metabolism on the development of Obesity, and novel strategies to prevent and manage Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus within the populace. As Clinical Lead for the Obesity service at UHCW, he combines clinical duties with clinical and translational research.
Senior Key Account Manager, UK and International, LumiraDx
With over 25 years’ experience in the diagnostics industry, Neil is a highly skilled Key Account Manager. Neil helps to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions, and pathway changes to both the NHS and private health on a global scale.
Advanced Clinical Practitioner Clinical Lead, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Qualifying as a nurse in 2002, Alex worked on a Vascular Surgical ward before spending ~10 years working in Critical Care. During that time, she completed a Health Sciences degree with Critical Care speciality. She later joined the Hospital @ Night team, triaging all referrals to the medical team overnight and clinically supporting overnight in a large University Hospital.
Alex progressed to trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner within Elderly Care, being cited as contributor to the Advanced Clinical Practice Framework for the West Midlands.
Alex joined the Community in 2021 as an ACP, and then assumed Professional Lead responsibility for Advanced Practice – Adults and Community Services Division. A member of the British Geriatrics Society, Alex is Secretary for the West Midlands branch.
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Karen has 12 years’ community experience working within admission avoidance teams. Karen is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice whilst working within an Urgent Community Response Team as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
TLHC Clinical Director for North East London, Barts Health
TLHC Programme Manager, North East London Cancer Alliance
With 17+ years of invaluable NHS experience and armed with a Bachelor of Law degree, Meena adeptly navigates complex healthcare landscapes. Her private sector banking background and being a patient representative adds a unique perspective to healthcare, driving innovative solutions that enhance care quality. A proven leader, Meena excels in aligning diverse stakeholders and achieving tangible, patient-centric results across Cancer, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Elective care, Corporate and Human Resources domains. She is deeply committed to addressing health inequalities, notably through the Targeted Lung Health Check programme. She is passionate about ensuring patients from diverse backgrounds actively participate in the initiative. Meena commits to ensuring that residents, regardless of their background, receive the same high standard of care and attention, and that health disparities are progressively diminished. She remains at the forefront of reshaping healthcare delivery, driven by an unwavering dedication to continuous learning and transformative change.
Clinical Lead for Allied Health Professionals, Wandsworth PCN
Chief Pharmacy Officer, Optum
Pete is Director of Medicines Optimisation for Optum UK and Chief Pharmacy Officer. Pete is Director of Medicines Optimisation for Optum UK. He leads the overall strategy and teams working on medicines optimisation products and services provided to the NHS. Pete carries over 15 years of senior management experience in health and IT.
Pete is experienced in Social Care and Pharmacy IT systems, marketing, pharmaceutical industry, retail operations and business development. Prior to Optum, he was Healthcare Services Director at McKesson/Lloyds Pharmacy and Country Director with PainChek.
Pete graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff, where he studied pharmacy. His passion is delivering novel and digital solutions to customers in the health and social care sectors.
Clinical Facilitator, Optum
Meera is an experienced pharmacist with over 20+ years’ work history including Head of Medicines Optimisation at NHS Bexley CCG. She has occupied various position in different sectors ranging from NHS, community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Her roles have ranged from hands-on medicines supply, reviews and optimisation, GP/PCN support including care homes, service pathway re-design and patient monitoring support services.
She has a strong background in training and combined with her clinical background, allows Meera to bring real experiences to life. Her current role as Clinical Facilitator within the Population Health Management (PHM) team at Optum aims to support co-ordinated, proactive, and personalised care for better health outcomes in PHM – with hands-on experience supporting the NHSE and Optum partnership: Population Health Management Development Programme.
Clinical Director, Folkestone, Hythe & Rural Primary Care Network, GP Partner, Oaklands Health Centre, Hythe, Co-Founder & Senior Clinical Advisor, eConsult
Aravinth has been a qualified GP for 15 years and is currently a Partner at Oaklands Health Centre in Hythe, Kent. He established the Folkestone, Hythe and Rural Primary Care Network in 2019 as Clinical Director and has provided leadership and strategic vision in growing network delivered services to a population of around 49,000 people. Aravinth is also Co-Founder and Senior Clinical Advisor at eConsult Health Limited. He led the clinical team in developing the clinical content for the eConsult Primary Care platform and was the organisation’s Chief Medical Officer for a several years until 2022. Aravinth’s former roles include Governing Body Member for South Kent Coast CCG and subsequently Digital Clinical Lead for East Kent CCG.
Lead Programme Manager, North Central London ICS
With over 15 years’ experience in the NHS, Lee has a wealth of operational experience in acute hospital settings through his roles at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Whittington Health as an Operations Manager. Lee’s current role as a Programme Manager for the North Central London (NCL) ICS sees him lead on multiple collaborative programmes across NCL, which includes the implementation of the ICS wide collaborative staff bank. Passionate about patient care, Lee uses his operational management experience to ensure his programmes are fit to deliver and have a positive outcome for patients and staff.
Physician Associate Partner, Workforce Lead Central Camden PCN
Raj is a Physician Associate who has been working in primary care for the last 10 years. He is the workforce lead at Central Camden PCN a large PCN of 90,000 patients in North Central London. He leads on at scale projects within the PCN and is leading on the Lipid Optimization Service for the PCN.
GP Bloomsbury Surgery and Clinical Director, Central Camden PCN, director CHE GP federation
Dr Ammara Hughes MBBS MRCGP (2004) is a GP partner at Bloomsbury Surgery, Central London, and Clinical Director of Central Camden PCN. She qualified as a doctor from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996. She spent 8 years in hospital medicine in London, specialising in womens’ health, before becoming a GP in 2004. She has been in leadership in the NHS since 2007, supporting innovation and system transformation. She was an elected Governing Body GP member of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group from 2011-2017, serving two terms. Since then, she has undertaken provider lead roles. She is a Director of Camden Health Evolution (CHE) GP Federation.
Director of System Improvement & Infrastructure, North East London Integrated Care Board
Carolyn is a senior leader in the NHS with 19 years experience in delivering strategic transformation programmes, beginning her career in the private sector serving public sector clients and then moving into the public sector in 2016. During the pandemic she led on a range of front line programmes including PPE deployment hub, oxygen coordination and was Programme Director for the North East London vaccination programme. Her current role for the North East London Integrated Care Board is Director of System Improvement and Infrastructure and leads on delivery of all improvement and change programmes across the system, including digital and estates transformation.
Executive Leadership Coach and GP, Wallingbrook Surgery, Chulmleigh North Devon, The Professionals Coach, Clinical Advisor - Lead for Clinical Complaints Reviews, NHS England South West, Senior Appraiser, North Devon NHS England South West
Maria Mastrantonio is a GP of over 20 years experience, practicing in North Devon with a strong coaching and educational background. She has a MSc in Clinical Education. She is also a GP trainer, GP appraiser and is Clinical Advisor for NHSE South West. In addition, she is an ILM 7 level qualified coach, a GP Fellows Coach, LMC Devon coach and a GP Fellowship mentor. She is passionate about helping other doctors and healthcare professionals to be the best they can be and follow their own path. She helps them move past their 3 am worry and create the work life they can fall in love with again. She specialises in tackling Imposter Syndrome, Overwhelm and helping doctors find their best work-life balance.
Chair, Representative Body, equality lead, workforce lead, BMA, ST7 Paediatric Respiratory Doctor, British Medical Association
Dr Patel is an ST7 paediatric respiratory junior doctor based in the northwest of England and was previously an NIHR academic trainee for 5 years. Dr Patel has been an active elected BMA member since 2010. She was elected as deputy representative body chair in 2019, was interim chair from June 2021 to June 2022 and has been chair since June 2022. She is the first ethnic minority woman and first junior doctor to hold this role in the BMAs history. Dr Patel’s priority is representing our frontline medical students and doctors. Particularly, those in underrepresented groups; women, minority ethnic colleagues, flexible working colleagues, colleagues with disabilities and colleagues from the LGBTQ+ community. @DrLatifaPatel
The second of two Pulse PCN London forums will take place on 6 November 2023. 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 handpicked selection of leading suppliers in the exhibition hall, and enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch.
The goal of the London 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.
Tickets will be available soon.
Closest Underground station: Hammersmith
Local bus stops are two minutes’ walk away.
“Great speakers, very informative with a lot to take back and use in our PCN development. Could easily have had much longer sessions.” Trudy Mansfield, PCN Manager
“Good to meet other PCN directors and hearing about current developments and challenges.” Dr Seb Kalwij, CD North Lewisham PCN
“Good content, engaging speakers, with good networking and interesting stalls.” Roy Boodhun, PCN Clinical Director