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6 June 2024, Bridgewater Hall

Event Overview

Management in Practice Manchester is the home of professional development and collaboration for Practice Managers and Partners in the North West.

The business conference for primary care management teams takes place on 6 June 2024 at the Bridgewater Hall. Tickets for this event are free and you can book your place here.

Register now to join the Management in Practice editorial team and our event supporter, Pulse, in person at an event designed specifically with management teams in mind, where expert speakers share their experiences and impart real world tools you can implement at work.

Who is this event for?

    • Practice/Primary Care Managers
    • GP Partners
    • PCN Clinical Directors and Managers
    • PCN and ICB staff

Our agendas are developed following in-depth research with you our audience as well as industry experts, therefore you can trust that the sessions you attend will be of real value to you and your team. The multi-stream format allows you to pick and choose the talks most relevant to your business aims.

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What will be covered at the event?

  • The future of general practice
  • Employment, HR, legal, finance
  • Wellbeing in practice
  • Tech and innovation
  • Leadership and workforce

What do your peers think of this event?

97% peer recommended

It was most enjoyable and informative. The topics were relevant to the day-to-day running of the practice. The exhibitors were also very helpful.” – Dr Krishna Srivastava, 2023 attendee

Good to get out of practice and to hear from different people. The exhibition was relevant and useful. I enjoyed the day!” – Victoria Keys, Business Manager, 2023 attendee

Interested in Exhibiting at, or Sponsoring, at Management in Practice Manchester?

We have a range of options and packages available – contact [email protected] for more information and to discuss your company’s objectives.

Interested in Speaking at Management in Practice Manchester?

Contact [email protected] for more information about speaking opportunities.

* Please note, this information is correct at the current time. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning. 

** We would like to thank our exhibitors for sponsoring this meeting. They have had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence except for the sponsored symposia presentations.

*** 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. 

 

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How to get there

The Hall is in the centre of Manchester, easily accessible by public transport and by road.

The nearest rail stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road.

The Hall is in the centre of Manchester, easily accessible by public transport and by road.

Metrolink tram passengers should alight at St Peter’s Square or Deansgate-Castlefield.

The nearest bus stops for major routes into the city centre are St Peter’s Square/Portland Street or Deansgate.

If travelling by car, please allow plenty of time for your journey. For satellite navigation, the Hall’s postcode is M2 3WS. The nearest car parks are Q-Park, NCP Manchester Central, NCP Great Northern or NCP Oxford Street.

Please note all NCPs are now cashless, and payment requires a debit or credit card. 

Stream 1

Stream 2

8:30 am
Registration and Exhibition
9:20 am
Chair’s opening remarks 

Kay Keane
Practice Manager, Urban Village Medical Practice and Director, The IGPM

Chair’s opening remarks 

Lorna Laflin
Deputy Lead, Primary Care Development Programme, RCGP

9:30 am
Stress: The Manual Override 
  • Why positive self-care amongst health and social professionals is important 
  • Key Factors that contribute to well being 
  • Principles that help maintain it whilst juggling so many responsibilities 

Farnaaz Sharief MBE
Chief Executive Manage Your Mind, Senior Fellow (Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management), NHS Clinical entrepreneur, Nationwide Kent and Medway ICB

How productive is your practice? 
  • Setting goals with staff 
  • Reducing ineffective processes  
  • Maintaining momentum throughout the year 

Denise Smith
Practice Manager, Merepark Medical Centre

10:15 am
Legal essentials for practice on forward planning 
  • Top tips on forward planning for GP practices 
  • Key points to consider in partnership deeds and premises to incorporate practice changes 
  • Good housekeeping essentials to best facilitate partnership and premises changes 

Puja Solanki
Legal Director, Capsticks LLP

Deema Sodha
Principal Associate, Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Sponsored by:

Running out of space? Expanding your practice  
  • Securing and using NHS England grants 
  • What to do and how to do it  
  • Making the workplace suitable 

Luan Stewart
Practice Manager

Richard Maudsley
RIBA, Director and Architect at Sunderland Peacock and Associates

10:55 am
Exhibition and networking  
11:25 am
Ensuring diversity and inclusion 
  • LGBTQ+ patients  
  • Representing the community in your practice  
  • Reducing bias in staff 

Margaret Ikpoh
Vice Chair of Professional Development, Royal College of General Practitioners

From transition to transformation: Maximising the benefits of the NHS cloud telephony journey 

New? 

  • Practical tips and suggestions for getting the most from your new technology 
  • How you can take patient access to a new level  
  • Reducing access inequality & digital exclusion 

Upgrading? 

  • What extra benefits & features should you be looking for 
  • How can you use the features to help knit together your digital front door 
  • Improving patient access 

Dave Mills
Head of Think Healthcare, Focus Group

Sponsored by:

12:10 pm
PCN Companies – key issues 
  • Summary of the key issues to be considered when establishing a PCN company 
  • The benefits of a company, the roles and responsibilities within it, good governance, the role of the Clinical Director 
  • Sub-contracting to the company and the issues associated with that (CQC, pensions access and VAT) 

Ross Clark
Partner, GP and Corporate Law Specialist, Hempsons

Sponsored by:

Lessons learnt from time in practice   
  • Purposeful recruitment   
  • Still matrix examples 
  • Triage for receptionists   

Dr Valeed Ghafoor
GP Specialist in Emergency, Acute and General Medicine, Northern Care Alliance

12:50 pm
Lunch and Networking  
1:50 pm
Pensions in general practice  
  • Reviewing and analysing the McCloud remedy 
  • What’s changed and what happens now?  

Martin Boaler
Specialist Financial Adviser

Building one-stop shops for chronic care reviews 
  • Examining ways to maximise efficiency 
  • The importance of having a strategy for call and recall for a practice to attain maximum QOF 
  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of popular strategies such as month of birth and risk stratifications methodologies 
  • Achieving the elusive balance of both patient satisfaction, practice efficiency and staff wellbeing 
  • Top tips to avoid the end of year rush and maximise outcomes 

Dr Will Gao
Co-founder and CCO at Suvera

Sponsored by:

2:35 pm
The new CQC framework 
  • What’s changed and what does it mean for your practice 

Tracy Green
Healthcare Business Consultant

Occupational Health and Med3 ‘Fit’ Notes 
  • Can GPs better utilise Med3 notes to communicate patient work abilities, balancing the impact of ‘health on work’ and ‘work on health’? 
  • Changes around who can issue Fit notes since July 2022 – why does it matter? 

Tarun Gupta
Portfolio NHS GP and Independent Occupational Health Physician

3:20 pm
GP contract announcement 
  • Advice for practice managers on managing cashflow 

Melanie Thomas
Member, AISMA, Partner – Healthcare, Mazars

Nick Stevenson
Member, AISMA, Partner, MHA 

4:00 pm
Conference Ends

 

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

** We would like to thank our exhibitors for sponsoring this meeting. They have had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence except for the sponsored symposia presentations.

***If you allow your badge to be scanned by a sponsor company in the exhibition hall or at sponsored sessions, your details will be shared with that sponsor for them to contact you about their session, 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 contact them to have your data removed or to not have your badge scanned.

Speakers

6 June 2024, Bridgewater Hall

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Speaker enquiries

Aneya Sanders
Senior Conference Producer

[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7214 0509