The Best Practice Keynote Theatre, chaired by award winning journalist and presenter John Stapleton, has a packed agenda to inform, inspire, entertain and engage you in the biggest evolution in primary care ever witnessed within the NHS.
Radical new models of primary care at scale are the catalyst for transforming healthcare across the UK and building a strong, sustainable services for the future. There will be case studies from areas that are leading the way in creating strong, population-based care wrapped round the needs of patients. This includes examples from the NAPC’s own Primary Care Homes (PCHs) programme that has gathered huge momentum since it was launched by NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens at Best Practice in October 2015. From the 15 original rapid-test sites, there are now more than 160 sites across England, covering seven million patients – 12% of the population. Hear evaluation, practical tips and personal stories from a wide range of healthcare professionals working within PCHs and find out why this change has brought the joy back into their working lives.
Keynote Theatre speakers for Best Practice 2017 will update you on NHS England and new Government priorities for primary care and bring you live examples of how primary care strategy, including the GP Forward View, is being put into action on the frontline. We will also look at why ‘beefed up’ primary care is key to the success of transformation plans delivered via Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the new Accountable Care Systems.
Finally, the Keynote Theatre is the place to engage in stimulating debate on hot topics for primary care, including access, funding, breaking down barriers, regulation, demand, workforce and morale. Hear the views of thinkers and doers from a wide range of professions working within scaled-up primary care and have your say as well.
Key speakers confirmed to date include Dr Nav Chana, Chair of the NAPC, Dr James Kingsland, President of the NAPC, Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation and Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector for General Practice, CQC.