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Best Practice Travel & Accommodation

At the NEC 


B40 1NT

Opening times

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - TBA
Thursday 18 October 2018 - TBA

Cloak rooms

The NEC operate a number of cloakrooms in the atrium areas outside the halls, where clothing and cases can be stored.  There is a charge per item.

Creche facilities

There are no creche facilities available at the NEC.  Please make alternative arrangements for all under 18's as they will not be allowed in the halls for the duration of the conference.

Food and drink

Complimentary teas and coffees will be available to delegates throughout the conference from catering points located in the hall.  

Sandwiches and light meals will also be available in the halls at paid for catering points.  There are further catering points in the atrium areas around the NEC.

Prayer Room

The NEC also has a Multi-Faith Prayer Room available for prayer, reflection or meditation - located on the Piazza (Halls 1-5) next to the chaplaincy office (by Subway). It has a washing facility, prayer mats, holy books and other resources for prayer which have been donated by representatives of local faiths.

For more information or for details of local places of worship/faith leaders, please call or email the NEC Group Chaplain on 0121 767 2911.

Getting to the NEC 

Best Practice is held at the NEC, Birmingham. The NEC is very easy to access from all parts of the UK with easy access from the M6, M1, M40 and the M42 motorways. The venue is well sign posted from the motorway. On the NEC site, follow Best Practice directional signs to the allocated car parks.
If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the post code B40 1NT to pinpoint the NEC.

There is ample on-site parking at the NEC for £12 per car per day.  Live traffic signs will direct you to the nearest available car park for Best Practice as you arrive on the NEC complex.

The train is also easy, with the NEC being served by Birmingham International Station. The NEC is connected by a covered bridge link directly from the station. Virgin are offering visitors 25% off travel GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TRAIN TO BEST PRACTICE TICKET HERE!

If you are coming from further afield, Birmingham Internation Airport is located on the NEC complex and is a short walk to the halls.

If you want to drive and offere or see who else is driving to Best Practice from your area to share a lift, use Liftshare. If you are the one offering the lift, then please ensure you include Best Practice in your destination.

For further details please visit the NEC travel page.

Accommodation in Birmingham

There is a range of accomodation options on the NEC complex itself and in nearby Coventry and central Birmingham.

Best Practice has partnered with Event Express to get best practice delegates the Best Possible rates and booking terms.  They are experts in finding accommodation around the UK's major event hubs and have excellent contacts at hotels and guest houses for all budgets.  Visit their booking site here


Event Express are the only accommodation company we have authorised to work on our behalf.  If you are contacted by any other company claiming to represent Best Practice, CloserStill or the NEC, please alert us on


It has come to our attention that some of our delegates/exhibitors have been approached by a company called Exhibition Housing Services which looks like it may be aligned to The Best Practice Show.

Please note that this is actually a fraud and is nothing to do with the The Best Practice Show or CloserStill Media.

Unfortunately this entity has been operating in this manner for years and the authorities do not seem to be able to deal with them.

Please DO NOT book rooms or complete and/or return any paperwork to this company as you will then be legally bound to their terms and conditions.


  • "Best Practice is an important event which enables GPs to come together to network, interact with different organisations, raise their questions and get their views across."
    Dr Maureen Baker
  • "Come together to network, interact with different organisations, raise their questions and get their views across."
    Dr John Baker
  • "I attended last year and was impressed. It is really useful to get details on the national and strategic agenda. It’s also great to have the DDA incorporated so I can attend some sessions there too, plus it is a time to speak to the suppliers you want to, when you have time, unlike in the practice!"
    Judy Cole
    Practice Manager
  • "Best Practice has been great to get up to date with clinical, admin and technology aspects. There is a good variety of talks here."
    Dr Daniel de Brauw