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Working together to sustain general practice conference

About the conference

On 23rd February 2017, GPs from across the country gathered at BMA House to attend a special GPC/LMC organised “Working together to sustain general practice” conference. The purpose of the day was to hear from those on the ground living these realities, so that together we can learn lessons - both positive and negative – to help us to manage workload and sustain general practice.

Colleagues attending the conference enjoyed the opportunity to listen to and consider presentations on a variety of models of collaborative working, from federations to super-partnerships.

They also heard from a working example of a locality hub managing overflow work for practices, which is in keeping with our safe working paper (which offers one evidence-based method for measuring safe working levels, and argues that a GP-led locality hub model could be commissioned in areas where demand outstrips capacity, and demonstrates that concept, within the context of current service pressures, through a number of examples where a hub model is already being trialed).

You can find the full programme for the day, along with the webcast of the sessions, and the presentations from the day, below.


Conference highlights

Download the programme

Conference full programme (PDF)


Watch the webcast

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View the webcast with slides


View the presentation slides

Ben Gatenby presentation - South East Leeds GP Group (Federation)

Tony Naughton presentation - Fylde Coast Local Health Economy (MCP Vanguard)

Dave Sangha presentation - Midlands Medical Partnership (Super-partnership)

Gill Pickavance presentation - Primary Care Home (Wolverhampton Total Health Limited)

Vish Ratnasuriya and Will Taylor presentation - Our Health Partnership (Super-partnership)