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  • Health & Social Care

General Practice Management: Fit for the Future (Manchester)

  • Thursday, 29 January 2015
  • St James's Club, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 13:30
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Following an independent survey by Open Forum Events, the General Practice Management: Fit for the Future conference has been specifically designed to cover the key issues that Practice Managers and colleagues working in a primary care management role highlighted in their survey responses. With their views in mind the programme has been developed to give delegates attending an up to date and essential briefing on all the very latest developments in this constantly changing working environment.

In recent times the NHS has undergone considerable re-organisation and it would appear that there is significantly more to come. The emphasis on healthcare provision continues to migrate to primary care with increased responsibility on general practice to meet patient needs.

Modern general practices are increasingly run as businesses and, like any other companies, there needs to be strong strategic and operational control with the practice managers taking the lead. The management function is inherently complex, however constant revision of requirements, regulations and frameworks adds to challenging workloads.

General practice accounts for 90% of all patient contacts and the number of appointments are on the increase, and yet funding is falling. The system of funding general practice has been subject to change along with other contractual revisions such as greater online service provision, named GPs for over 75s, and publication of GP earnings. With the new CQC inspections now being implemented and new models of working on the horizon there is much for practice managers to consider. In challenging times managing staff morale, retention and recruitment – particularly GP recruitment – is vital to delivering patient focused primary services.

Following consultation with practice managers, this half day conference, General Practice Management: Fit for the Future will address the major concerns of those in general practice and primary care management. A series of presentations will explore current issues and examine future challenges, whilst pioneering case studies will share the success and pitfalls of innovative practice. The programme is designed to offer delegates valuable insight and knowledge to enhance their existing skills and support their professional roles within the ever evolving, fast paced environment of primary care management.

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  • Benefits of attending

  • Learn about the proposed contractual reviews
  • Discover the future of funding
  • Hear how the CQC inspections be implemented
  • How should you prepare to be inspected?
  • How has the extended access pilots been working?
  • Will 24/7 service work in practice and become a reality?
  • Can digital technologies aid in access to care delivery?
  • Improving staff morale
  • How can the doctor shortage be addressed?
  • What is new in GP recruitment and retention?
  • How does the 5 year Forward View see the future of general practice?
  • What are the benefits of creating alliances and ‘super practices’?
  • Why co commissioning has been welcomed?
  • Listen to expert speakers
  • Network with fellow professionals
  • Debate the issues
  • Exchange knowledge and share experiences
  • Engage in interactive discussion
  • Improve skill set and knowledge for the benefit of working practices
  • Gain from an intense and compact half day programme
  • Lunch part of the package

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St James's Club, Manchester

St James's Club, Manchester

The St. James’s Club is a private members' club in Manchester's city centre. The Club was established in 1825 to provide a private venue where professionals could eschew the confines of their workplace to network and socialise in comfort.

Our Club is superbly appointed in the heart of the city; its resplendent surroundings, fine wines, hearty food and convivial atmosphere have made St. James's a popular choice for Manchester’s professionals and dignitaries, who return time and again - whether for business or relaxed drinks in good company.

Our Club blends historic character with modern practicality; our amenities are fully equipped to meet the demands of contemporary business.

Whenever you’re in the city, you can be sure of a warm reception at St. James’s.

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