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12 May 2022

The National Conference Centre


Stream 1

8:30 am

Registration and networking in the Exhibitors Hall

9:20 am

Chair’s welcome

Kay Keane, director, IGPM

9:30 am

Why do people join organisations and leave managers? – motivation in the workplace

  • What is the evidence behind and impact of low levels of employee and partner motivation within primary healthcare?
  • How do we motivate our people within the current and future changing environment of the NHS?
  • What can I do differently that will make a difference?

Desiree Warren, partner, Warren & Aitchison Associates

Alistair Aitchison, partner, Warren & Aitchison Associates

10:20 am

PCN developments/legal issues

  • PCN Schedules and contracting with third parties
  • PCN incorporation – The why and how
  • PCN disputes – options and top tips

Mark Jarvis, partner, Capsticks

Daniel Kirk, partner, Capsticks

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11:00 am

Coffee Break and networking in the Exhibitors Hall

11:40 am

GP wellbeing

  • Why GP wellbeing is important
  • Interactive session with the audience
  • Some ideas on how to achieve GP wellbeing

Dr Anish Kotecha, GP partner, Cwmbran Village Surgery

12:25 pm

Thriving as an introvert in medical leadership

  • Understanding what an introvert personality actually means and strengths and weaknesses
  • Understanding that introverts have many qualities desirable in leaders, how to leverage these attributes and the benefits of balance in leadership teams
  • Understanding (and managing) introverts in the workplace for extroverts, and vice versa

Dr David Morris, civilian medical practitioner (GP), RAF Boulmer Northumberland

1:10 pm


2:10 pm

PCNs using covid vaccination service opportunities to address population health challenges including QOF

  • Making every contact count
  • What should the legacy of the covid vaccination programme look like
  • Addressing health inequalities

Dr Sohail Munshi, chief medical officer of Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations

3:00 pm

LGBTQ+/ gender identity inclusion in general practice

Dr Sam Hall, GP partner, Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

3:30 pm

Coffee Break and networking in the Exhibitors Hall

4:00 pm

CQC: What’s new for primary care regulation?

  • Understanding the implications of the latest regime
  • CQC during and after the pandemic
  • Lessons learnt from the last 12 months
  • Key findings from DNACPR review

Dr Manir Hussian, director of primary & community care, regulatory leadership, CQC

Turon Karim, inspection manager, CQC Primary Medical Services

4:30 pm

End of conference

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Dr Manir Hussian

Dr Manir Hussian

director of primary & community care, regulatory leadership, CQC

Turon Karim

Turon Karim

inspection manager, CQC Primary Medical Services

He has previously worked as an Inspector for the CQC predominantly in the Primary Medical Services directorate. Turon has a background in governance and clinical quality in primary care.

Daniel Kirk

Daniel Kirk

partner, Capsticks

With over 15 years’ experience advising on dispute resolution in the healthcare sphere, Daniel leads the firm’s dispute resolution services to GPs and GP practices, including on property and partnership disputes.

He advises on the full range of complex issues that arise in many GP disputes including partnership, landlord and tenant, Premises Costs, the NHS contract position (GMS/PMS/APMS), PCN disputes and regulatory aspects. Daniel also advises on contentious property and commercial issues arising from dental practice sales. He has resolved cases through negotiation, mediation, the NHS Dispute Resolution procedure and Court, including at the Court of Appeal. @CAPSTICKSLLP

Mark Jarvis

Mark Jarvis

partner, Capsticks

Mark specialises in advising primary care providers and collaborations on commercial, transactional and corporate matters, with particular expertise in advising on contracting in primary care. During his career in primary care, Mark has drafted several iterations of the national primary medical services contracts and the primary medical services schedule of the model NHS Standard Contract.

His work focuses on Integrated Care Alliances and Systems, contractual and regulatory matters, Primary Care Networks and corporate vehicles for PCNs, mergers and acquisitions, GP Federations, collaborations, super-partnerships and GP practice incorporation. Mark is also a specialist dental solicitor with expertise in the acquisition and sale of dental practices as well as advising dental schools and local dental committees on a range of primary dental contract matters. @CAPSTICKSLLP

Dr David Morris

Dr David Morris

civilian medical practitioner (GP), RAF Boulmer Northumberland

Previously a GP Partner, Dr Morris is currently a Civilian Medical
Practitioner (GP) based at RAF Boulmer in Northumberland and
continues to work as an NHS GP Locum.
He has an interest in quality improvement, patient safety and
governance and enjoys designing and improving systems.
Dr Morris has had varied senior roles at GP Federation and
practice level and is keen to help naturally quieter individuals
understand their strengths and help them to thrive in teams
and leadership positions.
He has studied for additional qualifications in medical
leadership at UCLAN and Manchester University Business
He enjoys road cycling, training in the gym and loves being
outside with his family.

Alistair Aitchison

Alistair Aitchison

partner, Warren & Aitchison Associates

Alistair is an organisational transformation practitioner, facilitator, coach and mentor with a wealth of experience across a breadth of industries and geographies.

Current projects include working within the public, technology, manufacturing and retail sectors over a range of issues including: leadership and management development, developing cultures of psychological safety and supporting employees in their engagement and contribution.

For the last decade he has worked in Primary Care, supporting leadership, management and teams within practices, PCNs and STPs in the development of their in their non-clinical skills and behaviours. Alistair understands the impact that the constantly changing environment of the NHS has on Primary Care and the opportunity it can present for individual and team growth and development.

Desiree Warren

Desiree Warren

partner, Warren & Aitchison Associates

An experienced manager and coach with a specific interest in supporting women to grow and develop, Desiree is passionate about learning and empowering individuals and teams to be successful. 

She worked in Primary Healthcare as a GP Partnership Manager, in Mergers, Acquisitions and Venture Capital in the City and raised a family of four whilst running a coaching organisation. 

In her work in the NHS, Desiree supported both partners and other key stakeholders though both clinical and non-clinical aspects of their work.  She helped create a clear vision, embed common values and establish a safe and productive working environment that was conducive to high performance from all partners and employees.

Dr Anish Kotecha

Dr Anish Kotecha

GP partner, Cwmbran Village Surgery

Dr Kotecha works as a GP partner in South Wales. Some of his interests within the surgery include palliative care lead and prescribing lead. He has an expanding role in education and has written several clinical and non-clinical articles for various organisations. Some of his other roles include work as a GP trainer, GP appraiser, RCGP accreditation assessor, RCGP SE Wales Education Lead, InnovAiT AKT editor, RCGP Clinical Events Quality Assessor, Cardiff University Communication Skills Tutor and Examiner for medical students and GPnotebook TV presenter. Away from work, he enjoys married life and has two children who he adores. @dranishkotecha

Dr Sam Hall

Dr Sam Hall

GP partner, Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

Sam qualified in London in 1993, and became a GP after a 15 year career as a hospital consultant.

He has several areas of interest in general practice including women’s health, trans affirming care, food as medicine, neurodivergence and trauma informed practice.

Sam’s passion is training a multi-professional primary care workforce suited to meeting the needs of those facing healthcare inequalities.

It is a basic human right to have our healthcare needs met, and enabling this requires a different way of learning.  Changing the health of the nation necessitates making healthcare accessible to all. He lives in Brighton with his family, has given up his car, tries to cycle instead and sings in an LGBT choir for kicks.

Kay Keane

Kay Keane

director, IGPM

Kay has worked at Alvanley Family Practice for the last 3 years.  Having been employed within the NHS since being a teenager she has seen lots of changes and developments and worked in various parts of the service.  Most recently the Alvanley Family Practice have championed Social Prescribing and working with volunteers to add capacity to the system and make Alvanley more resilient.  She was last years winner of the National Association of Primary Care “Practice Manager of the Year”

Outside of work Kay is a keen Allotmenteer where she prefers to grow flowers for the vase.  She enjoys weekends away in a campervan and may also occasionally be found dancing in a field at a music festival!

Dr Sohail Munshi

Dr Sohail Munshi

chief medical officer of Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations

Sohail is a practicing GP in Manchester and has been for over 25 years. He is responsible for leading the clinical strategy of MLCO and TLCO, aiming to improve population health and wellbeing by turning the strategy into reality.

Event Overview

Management in Practice Birmingham is a one day, free-to-attend conference designed specifically for Practice Managers, GP Partners, Administration teams, and those involved in running GP surgeries, federations, PCNs and other primary care medical services.

Comprised of a multi-stream agenda, an exhibition featuring leading suppliers and service providers, as well as dedicated networking time and the chance to put your questions to the experts, this event will support you and your team when it comes to providing the best possible patient care alongside running a successful business.

Topics that will be covered include HR, finance, technology, staff wellbeing, and legal issues.

Free tickets are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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How to get there

The Birmingham International Railway station is only a 6 minute drive or taxi ride to the venue.

Use the Traveline journey planner to find out how best to get to the venue via public transport.

We do not advise travelling by bus.

The National Conference Centre is located directly on the J6 island of the M42, directly opposite the NEC.

There is a large free car-park onsite.

Sat Nav caution – some systems inaccurately position the postcode several miles from the actual location. If your system does not include us as a “special location” you may be wise to use B92 0ED as your destination. This is the post code of the Esso Petrol Station which is close to the site.

Once you are on the A45 and in the vicinity of the NEC and Airport, please be vigilant for our highway brown signs.