Major themes for Best Practice 2018 include a focus on the key challenges that threaten the stability of general practice, including the state of primary care premises, the stability of the GP partnership model, the workforce crisis, indemnity, the future of the QOF and what could be in the pipeline for the 2019/20 GMS contract. Our speakers will also explore solutions to support GPs to better cope with the pressures of spiralling workload, tight funding, low morale, patient dissatisfaction and other barriers to evolving modern general practice into a service capable of withstanding the demands of 21st century society.
Also on the conference agenda will be how general practice is evolving in the new NHS landscape, the development of GP networks, the continued expansion of the NAPC’s Primary Care Home model, improving access and capacity in general practice, coping with winter pressures and implementing the GP Forward View.
Best Practice also offers a packed programme of RCGP-accredited clinical updates and masterclasses, bringing GPs the latest guidelines, research and evidence-based practice in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of conditions seen in daily general practice, including CVD, diabetes, respiratory disease, dermatology, neurology and women’s health.
Practice managers, business managers, managing partners and GPs will find new ideas for boosting practice profitability and resilience and working more effectively at scale in our Practice Business and Finance Theatre and Workshop Theatre. There is also a dedicated Practice Management Stream running across both days of the conference to prepare you for the complex challenges of running general practice at scale as part of a merger, federation, GP network or wider primary care system. We will be offering tried and tested solutions to the problems you are facing around how to work at scale as well as helping those practices already working at scale to realise all the potential benefits. The Best Practice Technology Stream will give you a glimpse at the mass of disruptive technologies that are – or soon will be - available to general practice, how you can adopt them and how they could help you, your practice and patients.