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19 October 2022

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre


Stream 1

8:30 am

Registration and networking

9:20 am

Chair’s welcome and opening statement

9:30 am

Secure Data Environments: the trustworthy use of General Practice and wider population data for public benefit longitudinal research

  • Evolution of the Secure Data Environments concept and how this new-way-of-working is intended to drive public benefits through the secure and trustworthy research use of population data
  • Through the National Core Studies for COVID-19 research, the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration has been established as a national Secure Data Environment for longitudinal research and already includes GP data
  • Scientific value and the fair and inclusive use of linking GP and wider population data to longitudinal studies

Andrew Boyd, director, UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration, University of Bristol

10:20 am

PCNs – developments and legal issues

Sponsored by:

11:00 am

Exhibition and networking

11:40 am

How general practitioners working in the UK can collaborate with charitable organisations to help trans people in the community

  • Charitable organisations can reduce demand on GPs and have an enormous impact on long-term health benefits and facilitate key improvements in population health
  • GPs in the UK can help trans people in the community and deliver services in a friendly, safe, confidential, non- judgemental and accessible space both in person and online
  • GPs can become Board members, Trustees, Advisors. Patrons or Volunteers in a charitable organisation to help their patients in the community receiving care which is not available or limited in the NHS

Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin, GP in transgender health care, East of England gender service

12:25 pm

How to build wellbeing so you can flourish 

  • Introduction to the science of wellbeing 
  • Building blocks of a happy and fulfilling life 
  • Simple practices to increase wellbeing 

Dr Erwin Kwun, GP, Swansea Bay University Health Board

1:10 pm


2:10 pm

Social media tips for general practices


Dr Hussain Gandhi, PCN clinical director, GP, educator and UK health tech specialist

2:45 pm

Panel discussion

A session on managing patient expectations against a backdrop of increased workload and changing access

Dr Kanta Kumar, associate professor, University of Birmingham

Dr Erwin Kwun, GP, Swansea Bay University Health Board

3:20 pm

The future of primary care regulation

  • CQC strategic ambitions
  • What’s new in general practice regulation
  • Future developments in monitoring and assessment
  •  CQC focus point – learning disabilities and autism in primary care

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

4:00 pm

Conference ends

Please note, this is a draft programme, and subject to change. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

Your delegate badge may, with your permission, be scanned by sponsor companies in the exhibition hall and at sponsored sessions.  If you allow your badge to be scanned, you agree for those companies to contact you about their products, events and/or services – some of which may be promotional in nature. If you do not wish to be contacted by our sponsor companies you have the right to not have your badge scanned when visiting a sponsored stand in the exhibition hall or attending sponsored sessions. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the sponsor.

Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin

Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin

GP in transgender health care, East of England gender service

Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin is a GP in Transgender Healthcare at Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic and East of England Gender Service. She is a transgender GP and is passionate about improving health care and human rights for trans people. She has written various articles about trans awareness and trans health care which was published in various medical journals and mainstream publications. She teaches as a free-lance LGBT related issues and trans health care to medical students and GP Vocational Training Schemes  in UK

She is the winner of RCGP Inspire Award 2019 and Frontline Hero Pink News Award 2020

Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd

director, UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration, University of Bristol

Andy is the Director of the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration – a Trusted Research Environment designed to support the longitudinal research community by providing the secure system for the record linkage of longitudinal study data and public benefit research. Andy has expertise in data linkage, curation and research governance. He is the co-Chair of the Health Data Research UK Pan-UK Research Data Governance Steering Group which helps address challenges and disseminate best practice across the whole UK data science ecosystem.

Dr Erwin Kwun

Dr Erwin Kwun

GP, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Dr Erwin Kwun is an Award winning doctor with expertise in wellbeing and high performance. He received the Best GP Trainee Award for improving doctors’ wellbeing. He attained MRCGP in 2021.

He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology with Merit.

Applying his extensive experience in wellbeing, coaching and medical education, Erwin is on a mission to help doctors lead a happier and fulfilling life.

In his spare time, Erwin runs a YouTube channel, plays badminton and enjoys hiking.

Dr Kanta Kumar

Dr Kanta Kumar

associate professor, University of Birmingham

Dr Kanta Kumar has developed a profile of research around the issues related to ethnicity in musculoskeletal practice and behavioural medicine. She has a track record of publications in this area of work. Her compelling body of work with minority ethnic populations living with rheumatological disease is having an impact and influencing the rheumatology community both in the UK and abroad. She has been awarded national awards for her work in rheumatology. Kanta holds a Hon Professorship at PGI, Chandigarh, India. She is a member of the British Society for Rheumatology Educational Committee, an Advisor on the National Rheumatoid arthritis Society Medical Board (and the founder of NRAS Apni Jung (our fight) against rheumatoid arthritis), a member of the South Asian Health Foundation (Musculoskeletal). Kanta is an Associate Editor for the Arthritis Care & Research Journal.

Research Interests: behavioural medicine and impact of ethnicity on rheumatology practice. Kanta has implemented behavioural change models in rheumatology practice.

Dr Hussain Gandhi

Dr Hussain Gandhi

PCN clinical director, GP, educator and UK health tech specialist

Dr Manir Hussain

Dr Manir Hussain

director of primary & community care, regulatory leadership, CQC

Dr Hussain working closely with the Chief Inspector, leads on the regulatory aspects of NHS and independent primary health care including digital\ online, health and justice and medicines.

Over the last 25 years, he has worked in various primary care commissioning organisations leading on operations, medicine optimisation and primary care. In addition to this he has continued to do regular sessions in general practice as a clinical pharmacist since 2006. He has an interest in medical law around prescribing and other legal aspects of medical practice. Outside work, his interests include walks in the countryside and visits to National Trust sites with family.    

Event Overview

Management in Practice Bristol 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 an expert-led 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

Bristol Temple Meads station is less than 1 mile away from the hotel. Buses and taxis are available and will take no longer than 15 minutes to reach the venue

We do not recommend arriving by bus.

Leave the M4 at junction 19 and take the M32 to Bristol city centre. At the traffic lights where the motorway ends, turn left, then take the third exit at the roundabout and bear right. At the next set of lights, turn left into Broad Weir, pass the NCP car park and turn right into Newgate Street leading into Wine Street. As the road veers to the left, turn right into Broad Street where the hotel is on your right. Parking is available at the hotel however it is on a first come first served basis.