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Pulse PCN Manchester

19 October 2023

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Aneya Sanders
Senior Conference Producer

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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.

Jess Hacker

Jess Hacker

Senior Reporter, Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader

Tony Cavanagh

Tony Cavanagh

Clinical Lead for Allied Health Professionals, Wandsworth PCN

Dr Gurnak Singh Dosanjh

Dr Gurnak Singh Dosanjh

GP, Leicester

Gurnak is an NHS General Practitioner and is passionate about digital innovation and reducing health inequalities. He is highly experienced in the transformation of clinical pathways, having been involved in numerous projects around the UK. These have included digital pathways for long term conditions management, virtual wards, deterioration detection in individuals with Learning Disabilities and Proactive Care at Home. He is currently the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB Clinical Lead for Home First and Urgent & Emergency Care.

Gurnak is keen to promote digital transformation whilst ensuring that innovation does not widen health inequalities. He is a keen advocate of patient empowerment and ensuring that patients remain at the very centre of any innovation and transformation.

Dr Paul Bowen

Dr Paul Bowen

GP (Partner) and Medical/PCN Clinical Director, Middlewood Partnership/PCN

Paul leads the nationally recognised Middlewood “super-partnership” as Medical Director – a merged, transformed Partnership and clinical model on a PCN footprint. Paul is working with national bodies advising on the advantages and challenges of “at scale” GP partnerships, combining the benefits of GP continuity/leadership with MDT working and more resilient businesses. Paul’s has significant experience in NHS leadership, strategy and politics and works with LMCs, PCNs and  practices with ambitions to transform their cultures, their way of working, and the underpinning partnerships. Pauls remains a frontline GP and a “constructive critic” of NHS policy, its implementation, and management behaviours that follow. He is currently supporting the GPC and NHSE on new models of care and regulation around patient safety.

Dr Waseem Khan

Dr Waseem Khan

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.

Dr Leah Quinlivan

Dr Leah Quinlivan

Research Fellow, NIHR Greater Manchester Research Collaboration, University of Manchester

Dr Leah Quinlivan is a Research Fellow and Chartered Psychologist at the University of Manchester. She leads the self-harm research component and the patient involvement and engagement work in self-harm and suicide prevention in the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Research Collaboration. She is also an expert content advisor for the NHS England & NHS Improvement funded programmes to improve services for people who have self-harmed. @DrLeahQuinlivan

Dr Tracey Vell

Dr Tracey Vell

Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board, Medical Director, Health Innovation Manchester, Medical Executive Lead for Primary Care, NHS Greater Manchester, Chief Executive, Manchester LMC

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

David Sgorbati

David Sgorbati

Chief Analyst, The Health Economics Unit

David Sgorbati is a computer science mastermind with a wealth of experience under his belt, having worked with some of the most prestigious national, regional and provider teams in the NHS. He’s a true trailblazer, dedicated to revolutionising patient care through the deployment of cutting-edge analytics and machine-learning techniques.

In the first 10 years of his career, David worked for several machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics start-ups, developing software for clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and marketing.

Since 2014, he’s been using his expertise to make a real difference in the NHS, using advanced analytics techniques to tackle challenges and support decision-making across organisational boundaries. David is passionate about using data as a powerful tool to foster better conversations and generate actionable insights that drive real change.

Mr Mahmoud Khodadi

Mr Mahmoud Khodadi

Chief Pharmacist & Partner- Affinity Care, Clinical Lecturer - Bradford Pharmacy School, Affinity Care PCN, Bradford

Mahmoud is a Partner and Lead Pharmacist at Affinity Care PCN and a Clinical Lecturer at the Bradford Pharmacy School. He has a strong passion for pharmacist development, beyond the “traditional model”.

Mahmoud qualified as a pharmacist from the University of Bradford in 2010 and since has built a strong team of pharmacists, specialising in long term conditions. In his role as Partner and Lead Pharmacist, Mahmoud works to integrate pharmacists into general practice, ensuring they are part of the multidisciplinary team utilising their skillset around medications and treatment to become core to the long-term condition management of patients.

His area of interest is CVD and lipids, which he used to develop a primary care lipid optimisation clinic across the PCN, reviewing patients with established CVD and ensuring optimisation of their CVD risks, including lipids, using the most up to date treatment options.

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Our upcoming Pulse PCN events for the year include:

Pulse PCN London – Winter on 6 November 2023 at the Novotel London West


Address: INNSIDE Manchester, First Street, Manchester, UK

Phone: 0161 200 2500

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How to get there

Nearest Overground rail station: Manchester Victoria Train Station.

Nearest Subway station: St Peter’s Square (Manchester Metrolink)
St Peter’s Square is located 8 minutes walk from the Hotel.

Nearest Train Station: Manchester Piccadilly.


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 Q-Park car park located across the road:
First Street
Anne Horniman St
M15 4FN
The venue can offer a 25% discount on parking when you validate at hotel reception before you leave.