Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for primary care in Wales: access, innovation and transformation

Morning, Thursday, 6th July 2017

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Delegates at this conference will examine the potential for new ways of working to transform primary care, at a time when provision across Wales faces substantial pressures and as innovative new ways of working are developed to tackle the issues.


The seminar comes as the Welsh Government nears the end of its primary care service plan up to 2018 and as the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee carries out its inquiry into primary care. Delegates will discuss the role of different primary care services within the provision of care and the extent to which greater co-operation between branches of primary care could improve access and reduce workforce shortages.


They will also consider the potential for innovation within primary care to transform the provision of services. This includes the continuing development of GP Clusters and Multidisciplinary Teams, the success of schemes such as Choose Pharmacy in allowing pharmacists to play a greater role within primary care and the extent to which technological advancements within patient records, appointments and remote consultations are relieving pressures on services.



Guests of Honour

Dr Charlotte Jones

Chair, General Practitioners Committee Wales

Dr Rebecca Payne

Chair, RCGP Wales

Rebecca Jewell

Primary and Community Healthcare Manager, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Guests of Honour

Dr Charlotte Jones

Chair, General Practitioners Committee Wales

Dr Rebecca Payne

Chair, RCGP Wales

Rebecca Jewell

Primary and Community Healthcare Manager, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Chairs

Dr Dai Lloyd AM

Chair, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Mike Hedges AM

Member, Cross-Party Group on Nursing and Midwifery

Speakers

Dr Anne Marie Cunningham

Associate Medical Director of Primary Care, NHS Wales Informatics Service

Robert Caine

Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Katrina Clarke

Chair, Welsh General Dental Practice Committee, BDA Wales

senior speaker confirmed from Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales

Dr Sue Thomas

Cluster Lead, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Chair, All Wales District Nursing Forum

Dr Jane Harrison

Lead GP Adviser, Primary and Community Care Development and Innovation Hub, Public Health Wales

Dr Ruth Alcolado

Special Adviser on Acute Care and Service Transformation, RCP Wales

Jamie Hayes

Director, Welsh Medicines Resource Centre

Professor Marcus Longley

Director, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care and Professor of Applied Health Policy, University of South Wales

Dr Karen Gully

Medical Director, Powys Teaching Health Board

Clare Jenkins

Joint Acting Chief Executive, Board of Community Health Councils in Wales