GP practices run primary healthcare services for the NHS

This could be the outcome of Any Qualified Provider tenders in April 2014.  But are practices ready?  Could they become critically underfunded if they lose services?

If you are involved in running or advising a GP practice, and you want to preserve and increase its income and influence as services are put out to tender, save the dates to attend these events (further details will follow):

Wednesday 18th September 2013: 18:00 – 20:30 The Centre for Health Enterprise at Cass Business School – Process transformation and the importance of engaging staff to ensure success.  Register through the link here: CHE Seminar – Process Transformation – 18th September

Tuesday 29th October 2013: 09:00 – 14:00 Conference at 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD to discuss issues of mergers, employing GPs and healthcare professionals, contract negotiations and mediation with keynote speaker Dr Michael Dixon, chairman of the NHS Alliance (see programme below).  To register email

Thursday 21st November 2013: 18:00 – 20:30 The Centre for Health Enterprise at Cass Business School – Influence and power through leadership – working with other organisations as partners to deliver primary healthcare with Professor Rob Warwick, co-author of The Social Development of Leadership and Knowledge.  Register through the link here: CHE Seminar – Influence and Power through Leadership – 21st November

Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November 2013 NHS Alliance Conference, Novotel Hotel, Hammersmith, London:

Timetable for 29th October 2013 at 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD:

09:00 – Registration
09:30 – Welcome and introductions
09:45 – Models for merging practices, obstacles to overcome, the value of goodwill and competition issues
10:15 – Case study of a federation
10:45 – Break out for discussion in groups as to what will work for you
11:15 – Dr Michael Dixon – the crisis in Primary Healthcare and where solutions lie
12:00 – Employment issues and motivating salaried GPs and staff in larger organisations, and taking tough decisions
12:20 – Contractual issues and “when things go wrong”
12:30 – Summary
12:45 – Lunch and continued discussion
14:00 – NHS Alliance general practice network meeting

To register email