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PCN masterclass: leadership through change for aspiring clinical directors

Date: 18 June 2019

Location: BMA House, London

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The BMA and GPDF are jointly hosting 2 half day masterclasses for PCN (primary care network) clinical directors. 

Primary Care Networks (PCN) offer different ways of working and a new model of patient care. As GP practices work more closely together within the new PCN model, they will need leadership that understands the political landscape, the needs of the locality, is collaborative and that unites. As newly appointed PCN clinical directors leading practices through this transition, there will be opportunities and challenges presented to you that will be both common to other clinical directors, and unique to you and your locality - we’re here to support you on your leadership journey.

The BMA leadership through change masterclass will be practical and discursive with the central focus being on how to lead in this time of transition.

These masterclasses are aimed at those aspiring to the role of a PCN clinical director and have been designed to support you as you transition into your new role.

Key features

  • A choice of attending a morning or afternoon masterclass with a networking lunch
  • Develop relevant leadership skills
  • Learn from peers about the opportunities and challenges they are facing
  • Choose 2 of 3 interactive workshops to attend based on your learning needs
  • Build relationships with fellow aspiring clinical directors that support on-going development of the PCNs 


The GPDF exists to ensure representation, influence and support for Local Medical Committees, GPs and general practice. They achieve this by listening to and working with Local Medical Committees as the representative of GPs, and has the following aims:

  • To strengthen the ‘voice’ of Local Medical Committees and GPs at a nationally representative level
  • To fund interventions in legal and other related matters that benefit Local Medical Committees and wider general practice
  • To fund initiatives that support effective functioning of all Local Medical Committees and general practice
  • And engage in dialogue with LMCs, the General Practitioners Committee (BMA), and others to share knowledge and learning, and to promote unity across the profession

GPDF Primary logoThe GPDF funding structure is on a mutual basis across all GPs throughout Great Britain, based on a principle of shared investment for the common good.


Agenda - AM Masterclass

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and opening session
09:30 - 11:10 Attendees will be able to participate in 2 of the 3 sessions:

Developing a vision

Building sustainable relationships

Managing transitions
11:10 - 11:30 Refreshment break
11:30 - 11:45 Group discussion and feedback
11:45 - 12:30 Q&A panel
12:30 Close and networking lunch

Networking lunch for both morning and afternoon attendees


Please note this masterclass is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email [email protected]

Agenda - PM Masterclass

Networking lunch for both morning and afternoon attendees

12:45 - 13:30 Registration and refreshments
13:30 - 14:00 Welcome and opening session
14:00 - 15:35 Attendees will be able to participate in 2 of the 3 sessions:

Developing a vision

Building sustainable relationships

Managing transitions
15:35 - 15:50 Refreshment break
15:50 - 16:15 Group discussion and feedback
16:15 - 17:00 Q&A panel
17:00 Close and networking lunch


Please note this masterclass is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email [email protected]


These masterclasses are free of charge to attend and are open to all those who are applying to be the named clinical director of a PCN.

Venue map


BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, W1CH 9JP



BMA Learning and Development Team

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7874 0743

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