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Pulse PCN Newcastle

5 September 2024


Stream 1

8:45 am
Networking breakfast

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

9:30 am
Chair’s opening remarks

Dr Sameena Hasan, GP and Co-clinical Lead Deep End Network Northeast and North Cumbria

Beth Gault, Senior reporter, Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader

9:35 am
Personalisation of long-term conditions management
  • Population Health Management
  • Population Segmentation
  • Innovative use of ARRS staff

Dr David Fitzsimons, Clinical Director, Holderness Health PCN

10:10 am
The GP Contract 2024/25: key issues for practices and PCNs
10:45 am
Refreshment break
11:15 am
Session details coming soon
11:50 am
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

Sponsored by:

12:25 pm
Networking lunch and exhibition
1:15 pm
An innovative, partnership approach to caring for the frail and elderly
1:50 pm
Meeting PCN sustainability targets
2:25 pm
Refreshment break
2:40 pm
National CVD overview
  • The Long Term Plan
  • Alignment to ICS priorities
3:50 pm
Health Inequalities – severe and multiple disadvantage
  • The need for System Change
  • Multi-agency response
  • Trauma Informed Practice

Debbie McKinney, Changing Futures Manager, Hull City Council

4:15 pm
Conference ends

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** We would like to thank our exhibitors and sponsors for sponsoring this meeting. This includes pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd. 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.


Debbie McKinney

Debbie McKinney

Changing Futures Manager, Hull City Council

Debbie is the Changing Futures Service Manager for Hull City Council having previously established the Complex Lives Alliance in Doncaster, a multi-agency approach to multiple disadvantage and rough sleeping. This developed from six workers and a spreadsheet to a national award-winning alliance that achieved some amazing results. Prior to this Debbie has managed women’s services as well as alcohol and drugs services in both Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.  

Working in homelessness and rough sleeping is more of a passion than a job role to Debbie. It is both challenging and rewarding and working in this area gives both Debbie and the teams the chance to make massive changes to people’s lives and make a real difference.

Dr David Fitzsimons

Dr David Fitzsimons

Clinical Director, Holderness Health PCN

Dr Sameena Hasan

Dr Sameena Hasan

GP and Co-clinical Lead Deep End Network Northeast and North Cumbria

Dr Sameena Hassan qualified as a GP in 2012 and worked in various settings from urgent care to practice partner in a semi-rural area. Sameena now works as a sessional GP, focussing her work in areas of deprivation. Sameena holds a Postgraduate Certificate in leadership in health and social care and held various leadership roles over the last 10 years.  Most recently Sameena was the PCN Clinical Director in Outer West Gateshead until 2022 and Research and Development GP lead in Newcastle GP Services federation until May 2024. For the last 4 years she has held the position of co-clinical lead for Deep End GP Network which supports practices working in areas of blanket deprivation across Northeast and North Cumbria.

Beth Gault

Beth Gault

Senior reporter, Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader

Beth Gault is a senior reporter at Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader. She has worked as a journalist for the past nine years, spending six of those writing for healthcare titles. @bethhopegault

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.

The Pulse PCN Newcastle forum returns on 5 September 2024. 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 Newcastle 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.


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