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Pulse PCN London – Summer

17 July 2024

Novotel London West

 

Stream 1

Stream 2

8:45 am
Networking breakfast

Delegates are advised to check-in at registration by 9 am

9:35 am
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

9:40 am
Improving health inequalities – the role of PCNs
  • Understanding health inequalities in primary care
  • Championing Equality Diversity Inclusion to improve patient care and staff experience

Dr Agatha Nortley-Meshe, London Regional Medical Director for Primary care, NHS England

Pioneering a digitally first NHS@Home/ virtual ward model
  • Introduction to the Lewisham NHS@Home model
  • Creation of specific clinical pathways (frailty, care homes, short term oxygen, COPD, heart failure)
  • How to integrate and effectively utilise portable diagnostic tests (ECG, ECHO, X-Rays) in the community

Dr Matea Deliu, Associate Medical Director, GP, One Health Lewisham

10:20 am
“Giving justice to listening” – community health and wellbeing workers trained in just listening as the key to unlock health creation and wellbeing in primary care

Having successfully brought in the Community Health and Wellbeing Workers health model from Brazil, Amanda and Connie will explain a technique CHWW used to ensure they are properly listening to patients concerns – Justice in Listening. They explain and demonstrate how it differs from other forms of listening or conversation and share the early evidence of this technique on job satisfaction, personal relationships and effectiveness in dealing with residents and patients.

They will also offer a vision for an asset-based primary care and mental health model in the community

Dr Cornelia Junghans Minton, GP at Millbank Medical Centre, 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)

Amanda Bueno de Mesquita, Senior Family Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

  Can AI save Primary Care?
  • Generative AI in healthcare-experience in Primary care
  • Use case for time care
  • Barriers to adoption

Dr Dom Pimenta, CEO, Tortus AI

Sponsored by:

10:55 am
Refreshments and networking in the Exhibitors Hall
11:25 am
Sponsored session – details coming soon
Automating patient registrations
  • The presentation focuses on streamlining and improving the patient onboarding process
  • We go into detail about how we have liberated 59 years’ worth of of NHS admin time, whilst maintaining a best-in-class patient experience
  • We talk about how PCNs can support their practices in the transition towards automation

Alex Facey, Growth Specialist, Healthtech-1

12:05 pm
Implementing AI technologies to improve disease prediction and patient outcomes

Dr Bea Bakshi, Co-Founder and CEO of C The Signs

Improving support for people with frailty through proactive and integrated care
  • Research shows as our population ages, they will with a combination of frailty, multimorbidity and disability
  • Proactive care has been shown to prevent frailty and reduce the number of primary care and community contacts
  • This approach will be key to PCN and practices through population health management

Dr Towhid Imam, Consultant Geriatrician, Croydon Health Services, South West London ICB, NHS England

12:40 pm
Lunch and exhibition
1:30 pm
Session details coming soon
Automation/AI in Primary Care – London pilots

Dr Shanker Vijayadeva, GP Lead – Digital Transformation (Primary Care) – London region, NHS England

2:05 pm
Making your PCN work for member practices
  • PCN patient participation groups
  • Increasing PCN revenue streams
  • Supporting practice workforce resilience

Dr Mark Remedios, Clinical Director Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth PCN

Implementing a sustainable community mental health solution fit for primary care 
  • The vision and place-based mental health model (including mental health additional roles)
  • The how – story of our journey
  • The challenges, top tips and our solutions

Dr Emma Tiffin, GP, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Mental Health Lead and Associate Clinical Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, National GP Advisor Community and Primary Care, Adult Mental Health, NHS England & Improvement

2:40 pm
Refreshment break
3:00 pm
The GP Contract 2024/25: key issues for practices and PCNs

Dr Jeremy Carter, Clinical Director at Herne Bay PCN and Executive Partner at Park Surgery, Kent

3:35 pm
Emerging innovative models of care in PCNs

The session showcases exemplar initiatives with the PCNs, how is it making a difference to the lives of people – patients and frontline staff. A good opportunity to understand how PCN leads made it happen and implications for your own clinical network.

Dr Ashish Dwivedi, Director, Health Integration Partners

Dr Shanker Vijayadeva, GP Lead – Digital Transformation (Primary Care) – London region, NHS England

Dr Emma Tiffin, GP, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Mental Health Lead and Associate Clinical Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, National GP Advisor Community and Primary Care, Adult Mental Health, NHS England & Improvement

Charlotte Osborn-Forde, Chief Executive Officer, National Academy for Social Prescribing

4:00 pm
Conference ends

*Please note, this information is correct at the current time. 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 Gedeon Richter (UK) Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd, Lupin Healthcare UK, Pfizer Ltd and Thornton & Ross. They have had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence except for the sponsored symposia presentations.

Amanda Bueno de Mesquita

Amanda Bueno de Mesquita

Senior Family Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor


Alex Facey

Alex Facey

Growth Specialist, Healthtech-1

At Healthtech-1, we’re on a mission to give NHS staff one less task. With 7 years of experience as a Physician Associate across GP practices in Manchester, Alex has seen first hand the impact automation can have on primary care and wants to help other practices adopt innovations that give their staff time back. He was shortlisted in the National GP Awards 2020 for his work around digital access and care homes, and was a speaker at the Royal College of General Practitioners Conference in 2021 on the topic of supervision and supporting in the development of employees in General Practice.


Dr Jeremy Carter

Dr Jeremy Carter

Clinical Director at Herne Bay PCN and Executive Partner at Park Surgery, Kent


Dr Cornelia Junghans Minton

Dr Cornelia Junghans Minton

GP at Millbank Medical Centre, 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.


Dr Agatha Nortley-Meshe

Dr Agatha Nortley-Meshe

London Regional Medical Director for Primary care, NHS England

Dr Agatha Nortley-Meshe is a South London GP and the London Regional Medical Director for Primary Care at NHS England. She has extensive experience in multiple healthcare settings, having held leadership roles in commissioning and provider organisations across primary and urgent care. She brings a wealth of expertise in clinical leadership, governance, and service redesign. 

Her extensive leadership experience has deepened her understanding of the social and cultural determinants of health, including the impact of bias in healthcare delivery, and inequities in access and treatment. She is passionate about addressing health inequalities to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Dr Nortley-Meshe is dedicated to supporting leadership development and as an accredited WRES expert, she actively champions the race equality agenda.


Dr Bea Bakshi

Dr Bea Bakshi

Co-Founder and CEO of C The Signs

Dr Bea Bakshi is a GP and the co-founder and CEO of C the Signs, an AI cancer prediction platform developed as a junior doctor after losing a patient to late-stage cancer. It is now adopted by 11,000 healthcare professionals in primary care, working in partnership with ICBs, Cancer Alliances, and PCNs. She has previously driven national digital health policy as Deputy IT Lead for the British Medical Association’s GP Committee and Deputy Chair of the Joint GP IT Committee across NHSE, NHSD, and RCGP.

Dr Bakshi co-led the launch of the £300m online consultation fund, advanced interoperability, electronic prescribing, and led the GDPR implementation in primary care. She co-authored the first Dynamic Purchasing System Framework with NHSD for digital health product regulation and procurement. Previously, she negotiated terms for the £3.2bn junior doctors’ contract in 2016. An Obama Leader Fellow, she addresses global inequalities and has received multiple awards, including Cartier’s Young Leader Award in 2023.


Dr Dom Pimenta

Dr Dom Pimenta

CEO, Tortus AI

Dr Dom Pimenta graduated with triple distinction from UCL MBBS in 2012. After practicing for ten years in the NHS as a cardiologist, Dr Pimenta became a pharmaceutical physician via a stint in COVID ICU. During this time Dr Pimenta ran large-scale digital health trials and published in the field of applied AI in healthcare. Dr Pimenta became frustrated by the increasing power of clinical AI models in academia but the paucity of application in the real-world. Deciding to make this his career mission, Dr Pimenta was accepted to Europe’s best accelerator programme, Entrepreneur First, and met his co-founder Christopher Tan, an up and coming machine learning scientist. Together they founded TORTUS, building the world’s first AI agent for healthcare, a true co-pilot that can not only take over all software tasks from physicians, but use other forms of AI as well. Their vision is to bring clinical AI tools into the hands of every physician, using any software system, anywhere. Dr Pimenta was previously the founding CEO and later chair of The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation, a charity that raised £3.2m to support healthcare workers during the 2020 COVID pandemic. Dr Pimenta has received multiple awards for his work, including the Young Investigator Award at the European Society of Preventative Cardiology and the Royal Academy of Engineers President’s Award for Services to the Pandemic. When not founding companies and charities, Dr Pimenta is a very busy husband and father of three, as well as the owner of a particularly famous cat.


Dr Matea Deliu

Dr Matea Deliu

Associate Medical Director, GP, One Health Lewisham

Dr Matea Deliu is an academic GP and the Associate Medical Director for One Health Lewisham. Dr Deliu’s special interest is in digital health and the use of AI in primary care and respiratory medicine. She currently oversees the NHS@Home service in Lewisham which is a large pioneering digitally first virtual ward. As a GP, Dr. Deliu works with Guy’s and St. Thomas’s @Home service.


Dr Chaand Nagpaul

Dr Chaand Nagpaul

GP Partner, North London, former chair BMA Council, former chair BMA GP committee, Board member, NHS Race and Health Observatory; Trustee, Doctors in Distress


Charlotte Osborn-Forde

Charlotte Osborn-Forde

Chief Executive Officer, National Academy for Social Prescribing

Charlotte is CEO of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, a charity funded by government to support the development and expansion of social prescribing in healthcare and the wider community. This includes development of new investment models, driving improvements in evidence and evaluation and supporting systems to utilise social prescribing to address critical challenges and embed personalised, holistic care. The Academy also works internationally, leading a collaborative of partners from 30 countries for knowledge exchange and global development. She has held leadership roles in the charity sector for 15 years and worked closely with many Primary Care Networks and NHS colleagues to shape, deliver and scale social prescribing.  This has included a focus on addressing health inequalities and new commissioning models for voluntary sector services. @NASPTweets


Dr Ashish Dwivedi

Dr Ashish Dwivedi

Director, Health Integration Partners


Dr Mark Remedios

Dr Mark Remedios

Clinical Director Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth PCN


Dr Shanker Vijayadeva

Dr Shanker Vijayadeva

GP Lead – Digital Transformation (Primary Care) – London region, NHS England

Dr Shanker Vijay is London’s GP Lead for Digital Transformation (Primary Care) at NHS England (London). He is also a Digital/IT lead in North West London ICB.

Shanker enjoys simple innovations to tackle problems facing both patients and staff. In his London role, he is presently particularly involved in Automation/AI, Pharmacy First, Online registration, Online consultations/Digital Tools and NHS App. Shanker has been a GP since 2004 and works clinically in North West London. He embraces online patient feedback and is currently rated the number 1 GP on iWantGreatCare. He was a shortlisted finalist for an EHI Award in 2011 for the “Best Use of Social Media in Healthcare”. His management experience includes Board level roles in both Commissioning and Provider organisations. @ShankerVijay


Dr Towhid Imam

Dr Towhid Imam

Consultant Geriatrician, Croydon Health Services, South West London ICB, NHS England

Towhid is a Consultant Geriatrician and leading the Front Door Frailty service in Croydon Hospital. He is a GIRFT Virtual Ward Clinical Lead and advises on policy around older people and frailty at NHS England and in South West London ICB as a Clinical Lead.


The Pulse PCN London – Summer forum returns on 17 July 2024. It is a one day, free-to-attend conference designed specifically for PCN Clinical Directors and other senior staff.

Run by the team behind Pulse PCN, Pulse Today, and the Pulse LIVE conferences, this 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. A complimentary buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Topics this year will include:

  • Improving support for people with frailty through proactive and integrated care
  • Automation/AI in primary care – London pilots
  • Implementing a sustainable community mental health solution fit for primary care

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

100% of those who attended in 2023 would recommend this event to their peers – join us in July to find out why.

“A really great event for sharing PCN work, experience and outcomes in our different ways of working countrywide. Also a great opportunity to network and meet colleagues to gain a deeper insight in to how change can occur from PCN level upwards!” – Poonam Jethwa, PCN Pharmacist

“All of the sessions I attended were very well presented and the information useful ‘food for thought’. The venue was very nice and the food excellent.” – Roni Lawes, PCN Manager

“This was a useful event for PCN Directors, especially talks from other PCN colleagues regarding the changes and its future role.” – Dr Asif Imran, GP and Clinical Director

Tickets are now available – book here

Venue

Address: Novotel London West, London, UK

Phone: 0208 741 1555

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How to get there

The hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Hammersmith Underground Station and less than 20-minutes travel from Central London or Heathrow. Hammersmith London Underground station operates on the Hammersmith & City line and Piccadilly line. The Circle line station, Hammersmith Broadway, is just as close and provides step-free access and both these stations are located in Travelcard Zone 2.

Novotel London West provides an impressive 240 on-site car parking spaces (charged at £1.50 per hour for hotel residents & £3.50 per hour for non-residents).

All parking facilities are secure and under cover for your convenience and peace of mind.

The hotel is located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone making driving to and from the hotel very simple, straight forward and cost effective.