The Changing Role of the General Practitioner, Primary Care and the Development of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Category: Foundation - General

Date: June 18th 2013

Location: Central London

The focus:

The progress of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the role of the GP in the reformed NHS and key issues surrounding the future of primary care.

  • The implementation of the Health and Social Care Act; and
  • The authoristaion of CCGs, NHS England, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Public Health England.
Key discussion points:
  • Challenges and opportunities in the reformed NHS;
  • Commissioning services following implementation and the next steps for policy;
  • Working together and integrating care;
  • The changing role of the GP; and
  • Transforming primary care.

Dr Laurence Buckman, Chair, General Practitioners Committee, BMA; Professor David Colin-Thomé, Chairman, Primary Care Commissioning; Dr Michael Dixon, Chair, NHS Alliance and Interim President, NHS Clinical Commissioners; Dr James Kingsland OBE, National Clinical Lead, NHS Integrated Clinical Commissioning Community


Rob Bellingham, NHS England; Dr Paul Charlson, One Medicare and RCGP; Tim Curry, RCN; Dr Sam Everington, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and GMC; Dr Howard Freeman, Londonwide Clinical Commissioning Council and NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group; Dr Taj Hassan, The College of Emergency Medicine; Jill Matthews, NHS England (Midlands and East); Dr John Middleton, Faculty of Public Health and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council; Sarah Mitchell, Surrey County Council; Tim Rideout, KPMG and Steve Sparks, NICE


This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties and is CPD certified (more details).


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  • Places at The changing role of the general practitioner, primary care, and the development of Clinical Commissioning Groups (including refreshments and a complete PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places (see conditions): £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.
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  • Full transcript available approximately 7 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
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